A Dutch amateur cyclist has been suspended for four years by the KNWU (the Dutch Cycling Federation) disciplinary committee for a doping violation. The rider tested positive for the asthma drug Salbutamol in an in-competition doping control on June 2, 2019.
The late Gary Wiggins’ sister Glenda Hughes, took to social media recently to remind us that some 13 years have passed since the big man from Yallourn, Victoria died under mysterious circumstances. Wiggins had many sides - depending on how you knew him - which prompted us to re-run our review of his European glory to tragic end.
A sea-change in entertainment has given us a brave new world of cycling-related videos that through their subject matter or length or lack of star power would never have appeared in traditional media. Wahoo Fitness has a series featuring off-road riding and the most recent of these adventures was released on January 14.
Tom Dumoulin decided last Friday evening to take unpaid leave for an indefinite period. He takes a break in his career, because he has not felt happy as a cyclist for a year. Whether he will ever return to the peloton is now the big question. We look at the circumstances and hear from other riders.
There is nothing better than some new cycling kit to give you some inspiration and having a collection of your favourite team clothing is sometimes unavoidable. Ton Merckx (yes, that's his real name) has maybe taken it a bit far with a collection of over two-thousand jerseys. Ed Hood found out all about Ton's wonderful collection.
Season 2020 part 2 was about to kick in, but our man in Austria, Jason Saltzman, made an early start with the Slovenian National time trial championships and the Palten-Ennstal Tour. Racing at last!
While these dying days of the year are usually reserved for a warm look back at the hilights of the past 12 months, the only thinking about 2020 is "don't let the door hit you on the way out!" But then the glass-is-half-full version of me pipes in with that we still created some of the best stories ever here on PEZ.