FLANDERS’21: All Green for Asgreen!

Race Report: Kasper Asgreen won the 105th edition of the Tour of Flanders. The Deceuninck – Quick-Step Dane surprisingly beat defending champion Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) in the final sprint – Man-against-man. Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R Citroën) was third. Kasper Asgeen’s Classic season The great Dane covered all the moves and when his Deceuninck […]

UAE’s Allan Peiper Talks All Things Flanders

Flanders Interview: He lives on the course, he’s raced on it and driven the team car there – former pro rider and now UAE Team Emirates director Allan Peiper has the T-shirt and more when it comes to the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Ed Hood gets the low-down from the man on the route. You can […]

Five Build Phase Mistakes and How To Fix Them

TOOLBOX: It’s that time of year for many cyclists: our base training period is ending and we’re moving into the “build phase”.  But these five common mistakes can stop your progress, so here’s what to watch out form and how to keep your training on track. To me, all great training is based on a […]

GENT-WEVELGEM’21: Wout Wins in Wevelgem!

Race Report: After a tough, wind-swept 250 kilometres, Wout van Aert won the 2021 Gent-Wevelgem. The leader of the Jumbo-Visma team started the day as top favourite and did not disappoint. He won the sprint from a leading group of seven riders who had been off the front for most of the day. Italians took […]

PEZ Bookshelf: Endurance – How to Cycle Further

Judging from the spate of videos on YouTube and perhaps related to the explosive growth in interest in gravel riding, endurance riding has become A Thing. While Paris-Brest-Paris is probably le grandpére of endurance riding contests, in the modern era The Race Across America began the trend towards ultra-marathon bike rides, with various supported and […]

READERS’ PAIN CAVE: Doug’s Pleasure Palace

Pain Caves of the Pandemic: After our first ‘Pain Cave’ contribution from our literary editor, Leslie Reissner, we now have out first ‘Readers’ Pain Cave’ from Doug Rusho. And what a palace, enough to make you very jealous. What is your set up?Bike(s):Specialized Crux, converted to a 2 * 11, with a jury rigged grip […]

Phil Gaimon Gets PEZ’d!

Ex-Rider Interview: Phil Gaimon had a full career before hanging up his WorldTour wheels, but since then he has hardly stopped for a breath. As an ex-pro he fills his time book writing, social media and… riding his bike. Ed Hood caught up with Phil to hear how life is treating him. Gaimon in the […]

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