Castelli's new PREMIO BLACK bibshorts arrived in a slick black box, and with a written promise to be the most comfortable bibshorts for my longest rides. I matched 'em with the Classifica jersey and hit the road. Here's my review.
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Ex England international footballer, Geoff Thomas, is a leukaemia survivor and has turned his hand to cycling. Not just a 'bit of a bike ride' but the full Tour de France course, and all for charity. Ed Hood caught up with Geoff to hear all about it.
Italian clothing brand La Passione recently enlisted Tom Boonen as a brand ambassador - and with that, released the new RVV Collection fittingly named for the race where he won 3 times. We take a closer look at the La Passione RVV Collection jersey & bibshorts.
As the summertime rolls in many cyclists are dropping strength training to get more time in on the bike. But if you’re looking to ensure that your winter strength training wasn't wasted, these 4 key exercises will keep you stronger on the bike.
It's a sad time for Ed Hood, he should be in Italy for the Giro, but... As the 2021 Giro d'Italia starts later today, Ed has had his Giro photo album out to compile his personal 'Alternative A to Z' of the Italian Grand Tour. We love the Giro and Ed knows the race better than most, take note of his (near) complete guide to everything Giro.
The first Grand Tour of the year - the Giro d'Italia starts on Saturday. The 'Tifosi' know what a real race is all about and so does PEZman Ed Hood, it wouldn't be a Grand Tour without his route insight, race stats and 'who's HOT for the pink race'.
Ed Hood has been in conversation with (lectured to) cycling's Nostradamus - Viktor. He's not impressed with the finals of Milan-Sanremo, Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, comes down hard on the older riders and Sky's ex doctor, plus the price of bikes these days!
Last month we spoke about the importance of intent, and purposeful movement in your strength training practice, and how these should be the guiding factors, not just adding weight week to week, or more repetitions per set. This month we will focus on knowing when to progress the weights. It’s not always as black and white as we’d like.
PEZ photographer, John Thomson, is missing Roubaix and Paris. Who can blame him? What could be better than snapping the top riders on the cobbles of Roubaix and the top models at the couture shows in Paris. Here os John's 'alternative' Paris-Roubaix 'photo-shoot'.