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Gear Break: FasCat AI Tech for Coaching, New Ekar GT Groupset and Zonda GT Wheels, CADEX Max 40 Wheel System, Favero Assioma PRO MX SPD® Power Pedals, ENVE SES Tires in 33c and 35c & New Muc-Off Ride Pack

FasCat AI (Artificial intelligence) tech for coaching, new Ekar GT groupset and Zonda GT wheels, CADEX Max 40 wheel system, Favero Electronics: Assioma PRO MX official launch SPD® power meter pedals, ENVE introducing SES Tires in 700 x 33c and 35c and new Muc-Off ride pack.

Nostalgic Season Start on the Ligurian Coast

The Trofeo Laigueglia (say Lay-ee-Gway-lia) sits quietly a few weeks ahead of Milan-SanRemo on the Italian race calendar, but is an important season opener for Italian & French riders to test out early season legs in the hills along the Ligurian Coast. Swiss writer Alain Rumpf spent the weekend in '23, and soaked up some rain, the race, and then a top ride - a great way to shake off winter.

EUROTRASH DRAMA: Alaphilippe vs Lefevere • Racing in the Sand and All the Peloton News!

Feb 22, 2024: The UAE Tour is battling through the desert - All the race reports, results and video. Lefevere on Alaphilippe: 'Too many parties, too much alcohol'. Rider news: Van Gils, Dunbar, Valter, Pedersen, Turgis, Rebellin, Realini and Kopecky. Team news: Soudal Quick-Step, Bahrain Victorious and dsm-firmenich PostNL. Race news: La Vuelta Femenina, Paris-Nice and E3 Saxo Classic.

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Preview: The First Big Battle of 2024

It feels like the 2024 season started a long time ago in Australia, but the 'real' season only starts with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. This Saturday, February 24th, the peloton hits the Belgian cobbles and the fans will be out to cheer on their favourites: Wout van Aert, Jasper Philipsen, Christophe Laporte, Arnaud De Lie and many others will do battle in the 'opening weekend'.

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Gear Break: FasCat AI Tech for Coaching, New Ekar GT Groupset and Zonda GT Wheels, CADEX Max 40 Wheel System, Favero Assioma PRO MX SPD® Power Pedals, ENVE SES Tires in 33c and 35c & New Muc-Off Ride Pack

FasCat AI (Artificial intelligence) tech for coaching, new Ekar GT groupset and Zonda GT wheels, CADEX Max 40 wheel system, Favero Electronics: Assioma PRO MX official launch SPD® power meter pedals, ENVE introducing SES Tires in 700 x 33c and 35c and new Muc-Off ride pack.

Gear Break: RUBBER N’ ROAD Waterproof Winter Gloves, Factor Unveils New OSTRO VAM, HED: World Leading Rim Brake Wheels, fizik Vento Argo X1 Saddle,Enduro Bearings Introduces Maxhit™ T47 Bottom Brackets & MyWhoosh: Attention All…

RUBBER N' ROAD Uniform waterproof winter gloves, Factor unveils new OSTRO VAM, engineered for riders that demand the best, HED: World leading rim brake wheels // 15% off, fizik Vento Argo X1 saddle: Leading the way in off-road racing, Enduro Bearings introduces patented Maxhit™ T47 bottom brackets and MyWhoosh: Attention all macOS users!

Gear Break: Zwift and Wahoo Team Up on Virtual Shifting, Pinarello New Grevil Colourways, Rouvy Indoor Cycling App, Bob and Brad Pro Massage Gun, Tifosi Sanctum Glasses & Q36.5 The Clima Shoes Inception

Zwift and Wahoo team up on virtual shifting with the new KICKR Core Zwift One, Pinarello unveils bold new Grevil colourways, ROUVY indoor cycling app, Bob and Brad C2 Pro massage gun with heat and cold therapy, Tifosi Sanctum glasses and Q36.5: BTS – QLAB the Clima shoes inception.

Review: Pinarello Dogma Jersey & Bibshorts

The words "Pinarello Dogma" conjure up images of Ineos (and Sky before them) riding the latest and greatest incarnation of the Pinarello Dogma bike. But it's also a moniker Pinarello uses for their premium cycling kit. Given the opportunity, PEZ's resident clothes horse had to have a go in it.

Gear Break: Campagnolo New BORA ULTRA WTO and BORA WTO Wheels, Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lite Bib Tights, OPENROCK S Headphones, TDT-Unibet Continues with Scope Cycling, Colnago C68 Gravel & 3T: Watt Wagon

Campagnolo launches new BORA ULTRA WTO and BORA WTO wheels, Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lite bib tights, OPENROCK S Headphones, Team TDT-Unibet continues their UCI Pro Continental journey with Scope Cycling, Colnago C68 Gravel - Unlike any other and 3T: Watt Wagon - “Same same but different - a story about Ultracycling and life.”

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Does Cycling Really Need Fixing? ASO Weighs in on One Cycling, Collapse at Andalucia, Crisis at SafeSport, How Long Can Cycling Depend on Free Infrastructure Usage?

In this week’s AIRmail newsletter, The Outer Line takes an in-depth look at the new debate: Does cycling really need fixing? ASO weighs in on One Cycling, collapse at Andalucia, crisis at SafeSport, how long can cycling depend on free infrastructure usage?

Zweeler Announces $4,300 USD Prize Pool for Fantasy Spring Classics Game

The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is the traditional opening of spring, and also the starting point of the Fantasy Spring Classics from Zweeler - the popular Dutch fantasy sports site. The prize pool starts this year with $4300 USD and the 1st prize is $1,075 USD.

PEZ Bookshelf: The New Grand Tour Cookbook

Hannah Grant is a Danish chef who first came onto the scene when hired by Bjarne Riis for his Tinkoff-Saxo Bank pro team. In 2015 her “The Grand Tour Cookbook” was published in English and now we have a sequel, “The New Grand Tour Cookbook,” marking a decade in cycling's kitchen.

Roadside PEZ: The Cobbles of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad ’20

Best of PEZ Roadside: I know when the season proper has started when my inbox is full of photos of Belgian cobbles and cold bike riders from Ed Hood. Ahead of next weekend's Cobbled Season openers in Flanders, Ed takes us back to 2020's perfect weekend. First up was the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, but the Classic weekend started on Friday night in Gent.

Wahooligan Tour Returns to Sufferlandria To Benefit Davis Phinney Foundation

A great event for a good cause that everyone can do, both for its own benefits but also for getting your cycling discipline lined up for the rest of the season, is the Wahooligan Tour. It runs for a week, beginning February 25 and running until March 2.

PEZ Rides Local: The Steveston Dyke

VIDEO: This ride along the gravel covered Steveston Dyke (aka the West Dyke Trail) from the fishing village of Steveston to the north arm of the Fraser River is flat, often windy and popular with pedestrians and strollers. But the scenic views to the north and west make it worth slowing down and fitting into any ride around Richmond, and is a perfect early season refresher when flat slow miles are on the training plan.

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Sean Kelly Talks Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Sean Kelly was the 'King of the Classics' for many years, but the man from Carrick-on-Suir also won the Vuelta a España and many shorter stage races. His record at Liège-Bastogne-Liège is only beaten by Argentin and Merckx. Ed Hood caught…

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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Preview: The First Big Battle of 2024

It feels like the 2024 season started a long time ago in Australia, but the 'real' season only starts with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. This Saturday, February 24th, the peloton hits the Belgian cobbles and the fans will be out to cheer on their favourites: Wout van Aert, Jasper Philipsen, Christophe Laporte, Arnaud De Lie and many others will do…
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OUTERLINE: Too Many Events, U.S. Riders Riding Well, Could…

In this week’s AIRmail newsletter, The Outer Line takes an in-depth look at conflicting events, but exciting racing, good week for the U.S., victory for…
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More Saudi Investment Rumors, Implications of Valieva…

In this week’s AIRmail newsletter, The Outer Line takes an in-depth look at more Saudi investment rumors, implications of Valieva ruling, the "Enhanced Games,"…
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A Year Without Paris: How to Experience the 2024 Tour de France Up Close

Every year, cycling fans all over the world tune in to the Tour de France. Traditionally, after the gruelling 3500-kilometre-long race spanning over several weeks, the event culminates with a finish in Paris on the Champs-Élysées.

Froome, Contador, Evenepoel, Landa or Alaphilippe also shine in virtual cycling

Virtual cycling platforms have become the main link between professionals and amateurs, allowing any cycling fan to train, ride and even interact with their idols.

How Electric Mountain Bikes Will Transform Your Outdoor Experience

Here's a look at how companies such as Upway are catering to the needs of their clients as well as where the entire industry may be headed.

New Ekar GT Groupset and Zonda GT Wheels

From the flexibility of a single bike that rides as easily on asphalt as it does on tracks and trails, to the wildest bike-packing adventures, gravel offers an inclusive dimension of modern cycling. This is the target that Campagnolo has in mind with its new Ekar GT groupset teamed with Zonda GT wheels, where the suffix GT for Gran Turismo stands for those cyclists who have adopted 'don’t hold back’ as their motto.

El Tour de Tucson: Routes, History and Winners

El Tour de Tucson is one of America's most prestigious cycling events, drawing thousands of cyclists nationwide.

Primal Pedals into Partnership with the National Cycling League

Primal, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom and branded cycling apparel and accessories, proudly announces its partnership with the National Cycling League (NCL) for the upcoming 2024 season.

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