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EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!

Nov 23, 2020: Only seven months to the Tour de France. NTT now Qhubeka and Assos - TOP STORY. Reports and video from Merksplas cross and Israeli road champs. Kittel gets engaged, Giro'21 start in Turin, Bernal back problem, Valverde’s bad season, EF and POC, San Juan go ahead, rider retirements and lots of contract news.

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Wahoo’s New ELEMNT RIVAL Multisport Watch

ELEMNT RIVAL Watch Brings Wahoo’s Proven, Powerfully Simple Platform to Triathlon and Running for the First Time. Wahoo’s first watch gives multi-sport athletes an eye-catching, innovative device to capture all their workout data with unprecedented ease.

Colnago V3 Project Bike Build & Ride

PEZ-Man Chuck Pena takes us through an enviable passion project as he rebuilds a new stock Colnago V3 carbon disc road bike with some major parts upgrades including wheels, rotors, tires, chainrings, saddle, bars & stem, bar tape, cages, power meter, and more.

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PEZ Goes to the Movies: Racing is Life – The Beryl Burton Story

Beryl Burton was one of Britain's greatest athletes and one of the best cyclists ever, a story brought to life and beautifully told in the DVD “Racing is Life - The Beryl Burton Story.”

PEZ at the Movies: Marinoni – The Fire in the Frame

Giuseppe Marinoni, a seminal figure in Canadian cyclesports, is still out on his bicycle but disappointed that he has to ride alone, due to Covid-19. Most people 82 years of age would be happy to ride at all but Marinoni, the subject of a charming 2014 documentary, put in 8,000 kms in 2019 and still has big plans.

VUELTA ROADSIDE REVISITED: Ed In Madrid!

Ed Hood looks back at the final stage of the 2012 Vuelta in Madrid. ‘Ultimo kilometro!’ the 'speaker' bellows into his mic as up on the big screen, De Kort tries to make his legs forget about the Bola del Mundo. His ‘body weight over the pedals’ style is similar to his Capo, John Degenkolb who sits in his slipstream awaiting the mindful moment. . .

VUELTA ROADSIDE REVISITED: Bola del Mundo!

Stage 17, the penultimate stage of the 2020 Vuelta a España, finishes on the summit of the Alto de La Covatilla. Back in 2012 the second last stage of the Vuelta finished on another mythical climb - The Bola del Mondo. Ed Hood and Martin Williamson were there for PEZ, this is the story of their day, with updated big photos.

Retro Rider: José María Jiménez – Erratic and Tragic

Our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, has cast his eye on a Spanish icon; José María Jiménez. The Spanish climber was in the Pantani mould, and like the Italian he came to a sad end. Jiménez was a hero to many. 'El Chava' was one of the last pure climbers; exciting to watch, but ultimately tragic.

VUELTA’08 RETRO: Roadside On l’Angliru!

Vuelta a España Retro: With this year's Vuelta a España making a return to Asturias and l'Angliru on Sunday, Ed Hood got his diary and photo album out for one of his favourite days on a Grand Tour. The mythical climb of the Alto de l'Angliru sticks in the memory for reasons both political and sporting - Ed's day on the Angliru.

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Velodrome Builder Sander Douma Gets PEZ’d

Ed Hood is suffering terribly from the covid-cancelled '6 Day' scene, but he can't turn his back on the wooden circle. Today he interviews a man who builds velodromes - Sander Douma, a Dutch architect who has been behind some of the best…

R.I.P British Legend, Grant Thomas

Everyone at PEZ are sorry to hear of the passing of Grant Thomas. British amateur road race champion, winner of amateur six days and one of the best road men in Europe, in the early 70's. Ed Hood interviewed Grant way back in 2010. Here is…

R.I.P. Edward ‘Eddie B’ Borysewicz

On Tuesday we heard the sad news of the death of Edward ‘Eddie B’ Borysewicz. Ed Hood spoke to 'Eddie B' back in 2017. Borysewicz brought US cycling to the pinnacle of success at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics with a boat load of medals.…

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Cyclocross Start Money – The Facts

Much like the 6 Days and the criteriums, there has always been a mystery in cyclocross about the payment to the riders to put on a show. Like another subject, there has been an 'omerta' on that kind of thing. Belgian newspaper, Het Nieuwsblad, has opened the account books and spilt the beans.
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VUELTA’20 Final Round Up: Double Roglič!

Ed Hood has been on the edge of his seat with the excitement of the final week of the Vuelta a España, but he would have rather been 'Roadside'... maybe next…
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VUELTA’20 Final Stage 18: Double Vuelta for Roglič!

After the disappointment of the Tour de France, Primoz Roglič took his second overall win in Vuelta a España. The final stage was no 'stroll in the park' as the…
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Why is Road Cycling so popular?

In recent years, road cycling has continued to increase in popularity. While it’s always been an excellent means of transport and a more environmentally friendly option than driving a car, many individuals now enjoy cycling as a hobby and sporting activity.

TransRockies Gravel Royale Pairs with Felt Bicycles as Presenting Sponsor

TransRockies Race Series, a global leader in adventure stage races, today announces Felt Bicycles as presenting sponsor of TransRockies Gravel Royale.

A Way Too Early Look at Next Year’s Tour de France Odds

Getting your head around the various date changes of major sporting events isn’t that easy at the moment, but, as it stands, the dates for the 2021 Tour de France look set to run from 26th June to 18th July. Nevertheless, online bookmakers have released odds for next year’s event, and it makes for some interesting reading.

VUELTA’20 Stage 6: Izagirre Strongest Climber on Aramón Formigal

Ion Izagirre (Astana) won the mountain stage to Aramón Formigal in the Vuelta on Sunday. The Astana rider escaped from a group of leaders on the final climb. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) lost time on a stage characterised by bad weather conditions and had to pass the leader's jersey to Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers).

New Strava/Stanford Data on Exercise During COVID-19

New data from Strava and Stanford University shows the mental, physical, and financial impact of COVID-19 on professional athletes. Considering indoor training restrictions, mask requirements, the postponement of major sporting events like the Olympics and more.

Bike Commuting In The Winter

When it’s cold outside, when it’s rainy, snowy, or freezing, most people don’t even think of riding a bike. Between October and January, the average commuter will not touch their bike. Instead, they would simply take the train or the bus.

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The PEZ Tour Of Flanders Classic Photo Gallery

On Sunday we will be watching the Covid-19 re-scheduled De Ronde van Vlaanderen, and thank god and the Belgian…
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