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Belgium. Cyclocross Worlds were just in Ostend. And we are all anxious awaiting the Spring Classics season in Belgium: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, De Panne, Gent-Wevelgem, Ronde van Vlaanderen, Flèche Wallonne, and La Doyenne (Liège-Bastogne-Liège). It wouldn’t be cycling without Belgium, so it’s only fitting that PEZ got its hands on the newest helmet from
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TOOLBOX: Time trialing has a massive focus on aerodynamics, whether that be to the bike or to the rider. But where does the balance lie between aerodynamics, power output, metabolic economy, and thermoregulation? How low should you go? A Game of Limbo Anyone who has ever ridden a time trial know that, besides a willingness
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Rider interview: Simon Carr has gone from one of Ed Hood’s ‘Young Guns’ to a WorldTour professional with the EF Education-Nippo team. Ed caught up with Simon at the team training camp in Provence last week, before he rode his first race of the 2021 season, the GP Marseillaise on Sunday. Take it away Simon.
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Bookshelf: On January 18 history was made as the Michelin Guide awarded its first-ever star to a vegan restaurant in France. And it is not those hoity-toity folks at Michelin who are alone in recognizing new trends. The release of “The Game Changers,” a flashy documentary about athletes switching to primarily non-meat diets, in 2019,
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Today’s reader is Aaron from Australia who has added to his ever growing stable of Specialized bikes a Allez Sprint LTD in bright pink, which certainly doesn’t go unnoticed on the roads down under. Aaron’s understated blue bike…. Name: Aaron PaulLocation: NSW AustraliaBike: 2018 Allez Sprint LTDGroupset: 9100 ShimanoWheels: Roval SLX23 / Roval CLX64 /
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Opinion: 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. According to Dutch cycling website, WielerFlits; at the beginning of this month, the
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Gear Break: New kit and a discount voucher: Scalatore Samurai – The latest super bike from Czech bicycle manufacturer Festka, the new Dynaplug Racer Pro, KICKR direct connect accessory allows for hardwired connections for newest KICKR, State Bicycles astronaut collection with NASA logos, OSMO Nutrition introduces blueberry pomegranate active hydration and get 25% off from
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Remembering Gary Wiggins: 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 Tasmania died under mysterious circumstances. Wiggins had many sides – depending on how you knew him – which prompted us to re-run our review of his
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Ex rider interview: Tim Mountford was one of the pioneers of US professional cycling in the 60’s and 70’s; he recently gave freely of his time to tell PEZ about his adventures in what was a golden age for European cycling. In 1970 many Europeans wondered what inspired the talented athlete Tim Mountford from Surf
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Ex rider interview: In Part Two of the Tim Mountford story we find out more about his experiences behind the ‘big motors’ and he tells us about some of the secrets to securing race contracts in the European Six Days, his favorite memories of top level track racing, some of the characters he conspired with,
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Having spent my time as an undergraduate studying biochemistry and human metabolism, I found the idea of fasted training an interesting topic and it remains one of my favorite training tactics nearly 4 years later. What is it and is it right for you? Coffee, no food for breakfast In this article, I will review
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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. Some promote teams, as we have seen with Deceuninck – Quick-Step, while others are used as marketing tools (albeit very subtle tools)
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Today’s rig is a Cervélo S3 that was bought as a frame only back in 2011 but has received some classy upgrades to put it easily on par with more modern machines. Built up with SRAM Red and some sweet carbon rims from Fairwheelbikes the bike weighs in at a very light 6.32 kg to
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Photo Gallery: John Thomson has been in his ‘photo loft’ for a good rummage through his archive again and come up with his biggest photo gallery so far. A very mixed bag; from John’s home races in Canada to the Classics and cyclocross…. Enjoy! Take it away John: “A big mixed gallery including legends, champions,
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