Giro’21 BREAKDOWN: Bernal’s Big Ring Blast Turns Pink

Race Breakdown: After the first nine Giro d’Italia stages it’s usually too soon to be making solid predictions, but Spencer Martin gives us a better idea of ‘who’ss hot’ and who’s stone cold as the general classification contenders emerge from the first high mountain finish. Bernal showed a lot of strength in the stage 9 […]

GIRO’21 Stage 10: Success for Super Sagan!

Giro d’Italia stage 10: Today was a sprinter’s day, but as usual in the Giro d’Italia it wasn’t as simple as that. First there were some climbs to get over then there was the chaotic sprint with the regulation twists and turns (and crash) before the finish line. After a perfect lead-out from his BORA-hansgrohe […]

GIRO’21 2nd. Breakdown: Who’s Hot?

Race Breakdown: After the first nine Giro d’Italia stages it is usually too soon to be making solid predictions, never forget that torrid final week, but Spencer Martin does have a better idea of ‘who is hot’ and who is stone cold in Italy. Bernal showed a lot of strength in the stage 9 finalé […]

Long term review: Wahoo Speedplay Zero pedals

As a longtime Shimano SPD-SL user, I’ve always looked at Speedplay pedals with a bit of apprehension. Their reversed engagement system puts the spring and jaws on the cleat, instead of on the pedal. Unlike other clipless designs, you clip on to Speedplay pedals, rather than clipping in to them. I removed my old pedals […]

GIRO’21 Stage 9: All For Egan!

Giro d’Italia stage 9: At the end of a leg shattering stage 9, INEOS Grenadiers’ Egan Bernal shot from the peloton to pass the split break of the day to take the victory on the gravel of Campo Felice. The Colombian also took charge of the pink jersey with 15 seconds on Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck […]

PEZ Bookshelf: The Cycling Chef

There have been so many advances not only in the technology of cycling and in our understanding of training approaches and the key benefits of recovery, but also in the importance of nutrition. In the Good Old Days racing cyclists downed raw eggs and Chianti, with lots of steak on the side. Today pro teams […]

GIRO’21 Stage 8: Break King Lafay!

Giro d’Italia stage 8: Saturday is a good day for the break to go all the way to the finish, and to day the escape men had their dream come true. A group of eight formed, lost one rider, and held the peloton at 5 minutes to the base of the final climb. The attacks […]

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