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With the Giro making their way from Holland to the southern tip of Italy, it's perfect timing to start the week with more of the coolest gear from the 2016 Sea Otter Classic and bits from Masi Bicycles, Ortlieb Packs, Topeak, Rolf Prima, and Schwinn.
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EUROTRASH: GIRO Rest Day #1!
May 09, 2016 - The 2016 Giro d'Italia has been full on in Holland and we look at the first three days with top performances from Tom Dumoulin and Marcel Kittel. Two sprints and Marcel takes them both by more than a bike lengt...
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GIRO'16 St.3: King Kittel!
Race Report: Marcel Kittel proved that he's in a completely different league when it comes to the sprint finishes in this year's Giro d'Italia by beating his opposition at a canter in the finalé of Stage 3. The big German no...
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GIRO'16 St.2: Marcel By Miles
Race Report: Marcel Kittel well and truly put his dreadful 2015 season to bed with a stunning victory on the second stage of the 2016 Giro d'Italia. Jumping from third wheel and simply motoring past the leaders, he was free a...
Apeldoorn - Netherlands - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Dumoulin Tom (Netherlands / Team Giant - Alpecin)   pictured during  stage 1 - Time Trial individual - ITT - (9.8KM) of th 99th Giro d'Italia 2016 in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2016
GIRO'16 St.1: Dumoulin The Dutch ...
Race Report: Tom Dumoulin served up a Dutch treat at the Giro d'Italia 2016 stage 1 opening time trial by showing he's not lost any of his chrono skills despite mastering climbing, and took the opening stage win and pink jers...
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Readers' Rigs: Giant TCR Advanced...
Sometimes a Readers' Rig doesn't have to be a much loved heirloom or a custom bling machine, it could also be an off the rack new bike like today's reader Jonathon from Oakland with his Giant TCR Advanced SL1. There's nothing...
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GIRO'16: The Course Close-Up!
Race Preview: The 2016 Giro d'Italia route was announced in early October in Milan, Ed Hood ran an educated eye over the percorso to give us his view of the Italian Grand Tour. Three individual time trials, seven sprint stage...
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Good Afternoon From Catanzaro
The peloton of the 99th Giro d’Italia have made their way from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to the airport at Lamezia Terme in the far south of Italy, and then Catanzaro, the start town for Stage 4 tomorrow.
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GIRO'16 St.3: King Kittel!
Race Report: Marcel Kittel proved that he's in a completely different league when it comes to the sprint finishes in this year's Giro d'Italia by beating his opposition at a canter in the finalé of Stage 3. The big German no...
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Good Morning from Stage 3 of the ...
Nijmegen, 8 May 2016 – Good morning from Stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia, from Nijmegen to Arnhem (190km). The stage, after which the Giro d'Italia bids farewell to unforgettable Gelderland, is likely to end with a bunch sprint.
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London - England - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Nicole Cooke - Elizabeth Armistedt - Lucy Martin and Emma Pooley (GBR) pictured during road race elite women Olympic Games 2012 - foto Cor Vos ©2012 *** local caption *** 00906546Lee's Lowdown: The Sutton Saga!
The Shane Sutton controversy rumbles on. Since last week, the out-spoken Australian has resigned from British Cycling under the cloud of accusations. But there has been some riders speaking up for the results gained and Sutto...
Nokere - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Timothy Dupont (Veranda's - Wllems) wins Nokere Koerse - Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team Joker) second pictured during the 71st Nokere Koerse cycling race with start in Deinze and finish in Nokere in Nokere, Belgium - photo PdV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016Future Stars: Youth In Revolt!
Sam Larner has had his crystal ball out and had a look at the future stars of the peloton. There is a big list of the 'coming' riders, but Sam has picked the stand-out riders for his 'six of the best' for the podium in the ne...
Selcuk - Turkey  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Mustafa Sayar (Torku) pictured during the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey stage  from  Bodrum to Selcuk - photo IBRB/Cor Vos © 2013Lee's Lowdown: Doping And Sexism,...
Doping and sexism don't usually appear together in a cycling article, but you can rely on Lee Rodgers to combine both subjects in his Lowdown. Welcome back Mustafa Sayar to the Tour of Turkey, we have missed his EPO fueled vi...
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The US national calendar gets into full swing at the always sold out Redlands Bicycling Classic - and for neo pro Jordan Cheyne of the Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis team, it was his first time racing for a team win - until it all ch...
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Sea Otter 2016: More Gear!
With the Giro making their way from Holland to the southern tip of Italy, it's perfect timing to start the week with more of the coolest gear from the 2016 Sea Otter Classic and bits from Masi Bicycles, Ortlieb Packs, Topeak,...
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Scott FOIL TEAM ISSUE Review
Nothing shouts success like winning a Monument, Matt Hayman's 2016 Paris-Roubaix victory on Scott's newly designed FOIL Team Issue was an unexpected score for both the Team Orica-GreenEdge journeyman and the Swiss bike brand....
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PowerTap Review: C1 Chainring & ...
PowerTap was one of the first players in the world of power meters, setting an early standard for innovation with their hub-based design in the late 1990s. Their new C1 and P1 meters expand that same level of performance to t...
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Pra Loup - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Contador Velasco Alberto (Team Tinkoff Saxo) pictured during le Tour de France 2015 - stage 17 - from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup on wednesday 22-07-2015 - 161 KM - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Sabine Jacob/Marketa Navratilova/Cor Vos © 2015Toolbox: One Watt of Motivation
Life sometimes gives us moments to reflect on who we are and why we do some things. What is your motivation for cycling? When it’s crunch time, what do you hold onto as the reason you are gutting it out rather than dropping off?
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You feel ready. You have done the training, the hours of riding and zone specific work to fully prepare your body for the onslaught to come. But is your bike as ready as you are? Go beyond just cleaning your bike to see how t...
Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Mathew Hayman (Australia / Team Orica Greenedge)  pictured during Paris - Roubaix 2016 World Tour Cycling race  - photo PN/Cor Vos © 2016Toolbox: Kilojoules and Calorie C...
Delving into Matt Hayman’s Paris-Roubaix winning power file, we can see that pushing on the pedals over 6 hours, 9 minutes and 22 seconds required 6696 kilojoules of energy. What are the implications of kilojoules for cycli...
Oudenaarde - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Peter Sagan (Slowakia / Team Tinkoff - Tinkov) escape on Paterberg climb  - Sep Vanmarcke (Belgium / Team LottoNL - Jumbo) in the background pictured during 100th Ronde van Vlaanderen - Tour de Flanders - from Brugge to Oudenaarde - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016Toolbox: Xert and Real-time Fatig...
How deep can you go and how much do you have left in the tank? Part of it is how much you are willing to suffer, but the bigger picture is how much energy you still have to spare during the ride. What if there was a way to mo...
Readers' Rigs
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Readers' Rigs: Giant TCR Advanced...
Sometimes a Readers' Rig doesn't have to be a much loved heirloom or a custom bling machine, it could also be an off the rack new bike like today's reader Jonathon from Oakland with his Giant TCR Advanced SL1. There's nothing...
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Readers' Rigs: Bull Horned Steely!
We've had everything from custom carbon, aero wonder superbikes and even museum stunners featured in Readers' Rigs but we've never had a bull horned, custom steel bike until today. Kevin from Lancanshire's unique steel ride c...
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Readers' Rigs: Specialized E5 Sma...
Just over two years since his last appearance in Readers' Rigs, Pez fan Joey from San Fransisco is back with a new rig - a very smartly presented black Specialized E5 Smartweld. Quite a difference from his loud and proud pink...
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Portland Brevet: Pack Light, Trav...
Going further and bringing less stuff is the goal of this inaugural Portland Brevet - not an easy task for most cyclists. But riding self-supported can be an adventure unto itself, that frees the mind and body to fully immer...
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RBX Roadside: Pez Rides Roubaix!
Top Ride: The culmination of my visit to Holy Week was the long anticipated, much feared, and never completed ride across the parcours of Paris-Roubaix. Finally I learned what it was like to battle the toughest roads in nort...
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Conquer The Pyrenees: Stage 2 Up ...
TRAVEL: France From Inside Tours' "Conquer the Pyrenees" trip cycles 1000 miles and climbs over 100,000 feet from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean - and back. Stage 2 tackles the Col d'Aubisque as a warm up to a 110 mile day...
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Houthalen - Helchteren - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Kopecky Lotte (Belgium / Lotto Soudal Ladies) - Kitchen Lauren (Australia / Hitec Products) Druyts Kelly (Belgium / Topsport Vlaanderen - Etixx) Tuslaite Daiva (Lithuania / INPA Bianchi) pictured during Trofee Maarten Wijnants in Houthalen Helchteren - photo Anton Vos/Cor Vos © 2016Lotte Kopecky wins Trofee Maarten...
Lotte Kopecky won the Trofee Maarten Wynants (UCI 1.2) this afternoon. The race consisted of twelve laps of ten kilometres and was the fifth race of the Lotto Cycling Cup.
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Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team's Tao Geoghegan Hart finished third in Sunday's Gila Monster Road Race and sixth overall at the Tour of the Gila to claim "best young rider" honors.
gila16-heather-fischer-920Heather Fischer Sprints to Victor...
Heather Fischer showed her strength and speed to take victory in the tough stage 4 Downtown Silver City Criterium at the Tour of the Gila.
gila16-zirbel-tt-920Tom Zirbel Powers to Victory in T...
Tom Zirbel ripped across the high desert of southern New Mexico to take victory in the stage 3 Dan Potts Memorial Tyrone Time Trial at the Tour of the Gila.
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Kuurne - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Mclay Daniel (Great Britain / Fortuneo - Vital Concept)  pictured during Kuurne - Brussel - Kuurne 2016 - photo PdV/PNCor Vos © 2016
PEZ Talk: GP Denain Winner Dan McLay
We have been following the career of Dan McLay since he first moved to Belgium in 2011, then in 2014 when riding for the Lotto Belisol Development team and last year after turning Pro for Bretagne-Séché Environnement team. ...
Roubaix - France - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Mathew Hayman (Australia / Team Orica Greenedge)   pictured during Paris - Roubaix 2016 World Tour Cycling race  - photo PN/Cor Vos © 2015
Mathew Hayman: Roubaix Winner PEZ...
Rider Interview: After Sunday's fantastic Paris-Roubaix there was only one rider that had to be PEZ'd: Race winner Mathew Hayman. Out top interviewer, Ed Hood, was on the job to locate the Australian to hear from the horses m...
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Rally's Tom Zirbel Gets PEZ'd
Rider Interview: The Rally Cycling team will lose one of it's most beloved riders when Tom Zirbel retires at the end of the 2016 season. The Iowa native now living in Boulder will be hanging up his cleats after ten years as a...
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Cannondale Inside Team Camp-High ...
The Cannondale Pro Cycling squad head to Hotel Las Cañadas at the base of Mount Teide in Tenerife for an extensive high altitude camp.
Valverde Goes to the Giro
This is how the Movistar Team leader feels about cycling, and how he tackles his first-ever 'Corsa Rosa' (exclusive video interview).
Bretagne Win on American Classic ...
Boris Vallée won Le Tour de Bretagne on his American Classic C38 tubular wheels on Wednesday and here is the race video of his sprint victory.
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Arnhem - Netherlands - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - The Devol and Marcel Kittel (Germany / Team Etixx - Quick Step) pictured during stage 3 of th 99th Giro d'Italia 2016 from Nijmegen to Arnhem in the
EUROTRASH: GIRO Rest Day #1!
May 09, 2016 - The 2016 Giro d'Italia has been full on in Holland and we look at the first three days with top performances from Tom Dumoulin and Marcel Kittel. Two sprints and Marcel takes them both by more than a bike lengt...
EUROTRASH Giro'16 Thursday!
It's Giro d'Italia time baby! Loads of Giro team info in EUROTRASH. In other cycling news we catch-up with Dunkirque and Frankfurt with results and video. Plus the 2016 Vuelta a España teams, GoPro renews partnership with A....
EUROTRASH Simon Yates Monday!
May 02, 2016 - Has Simon Yates become a scapegoat? All the race reports from past days: Romandie, Turkey and Yorkshire all with quotes and video. In other cycling news: Giro team previews and new app, plus medical up-dates fr...
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On all orders of $98 or more!  How's about we start Spring right with some awesome savings on PEZ Kit?  Mrs. Pez is asking when I'm going to clear out those boxes in my workshop... which usually means it's time for a sale.
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The all new PEZ socks by DeFeet have arrived in store – just in time for... looking awesome any time of the year. These DeFeet Aireator ‘Tall Boys’ will keep your ankles warm and your overall look cool…
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The all new PezCycling Kit for 2015 by Castelli is in stock and ready to ship right now - in all its stripey, Pez blue and fluo green coolness. The look is classic 1980's but the technology and fit are thoroughly modern, de...
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The all new 'Tallboys' are here - DeFeet's classic, durable, and very functional Air•e•ators are the platform for your next attack - whether it's on the road, or in the bar.
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Rutland-Melton: In Search Of Brit...
Up until 2013 the only UCI one day race in the UK was the Rutland-Melton Classic. The race is inspired by Paris-Roubaix and is run around the small farm roads of Leicestershire and Rutland in the East Midlands of the UK. PEZ ...
Luik - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Albasini Michael (Suisse / Team Orica Greenedge) - Wout Poels (Netherlands / Team Sky) - Sanchez Gonzalez Samuel (Spain / BMC Racing Team) - Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Portugal  / Team Lampre - Merida) pictured during Liege - Bastogne - Liege 2016 - photo PDV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016
Liège'16: Photo Special
Photo Special: The final Classic of the spring is now behind us and the weather didn't quite play the game and gave us a different perspective of a bike race. There were many sights of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and so we have pu...
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Liège'16: Poels Apart!
Race Report: A cold and wet Liège-Bastogne-Liège came up with a surprise win that gave the Sky team their first Monument win. Wout Poels has been a top performer so far this season and now he has put the icing on the cake w...