Rider Blog: Jason Goes Racing in Turkey!

Rider Blog: After Jason Saltzman’s hit and miss 2020 season in Austria, he has bounced back with a new team, Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling, and managed to kick-off 2021 with a good block of training and racing in Turkey. Thinks are looking up for the PEZ blogger. Sign-on for Grand Prix Gazipasa We went racing! […]

Heart Rate Variability versus Block Periodization

Toolbox: Heart rate variability may be useful as a guide to your recovery and readiness for training, and that it may improve fitness compared to a traditional periodization plan. How does it compare to a block periodization approach? Jai Hindley – Keeping finger on the pulse in the Giro In my toolbox article last month, […]

SANREMO’21: Going Long with Peroni, Menabrea, Moretti

Lockdown Roadside: Settling in for hours of watching the 2021 pro cycling season come alive as Milan-San Remo blooms along the sparkling Ligurian coast requires more than good wifi – that’s where Peroni, Menabrea, Moretti, and other select Italian birri joined Ed Hood for his hours-long view-a-thon. I would have liked to sit and watch […]

SANREMO’21: Ed’s Fireside Report

Lockdown roadside: PEZman in Scotland, Ed Hood, loves Milan-Sanremo, but as we all know, going to Italy at the moment in these covid-19 times is a no, no. That wasn’t going to stop Ed from entering into the spirit of the day. Less emphasis on spirit and more beer, but Ed had a full day […]

PEZ Bookshelf: Riding in the Zone Rouge

Much of bike racing lore seems to centre around how much participants have to suffer before reaching the finish line, assuming they even make it that far. In the early days events often began in darkness, went over terrible roads and in wretched weather as the cyclists tried to deal with equipment that was not […]

MILANO-SANREMO’21: Stunning Stuyven!

Race Report: Milano-Sanremo is dynamite with a very long fuse, but when it explodes, stand back for action. As is usual, the Poggio is where the race blew up to give us a group of worthy front runners for the swoop into Sanremo. But it was Trek-Segafredo’s Jasper Stuyven who took everyone by surprise for […]

Milan-Sanremo 1957: An Englishman Podiums

“If there had been the Poggio back then, they wouldn’t have seen me until the finish!” So says Brian Robinson, who in 1957, became the first English-speaker to stand on the podium of the Primavera. But for the cycling politics of the time, Robinson might well have pre-dated Tom Simpson as the first Englishman to […]

Gear Break: Festka 10 Years, Wahoo Speedplay, MAAP Bib, Pirelli P Zero, Helinox Chair & Fausto Coppi Granfondo

Gear Break: A very mixed bag of gear: Festka celebrates ten years with X-anniversary limited edition bikes, Wahoo’s Speedplay pedals, MAAP new Team Bib Evo, Pirelli new P Zero tyres, Helinox outdoor chair and you can register for the International Granfondo La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio. Festka: A Ten-Year RideFestka celebrates ten years since its […]

PEZ Rides Local: The Steveston Dyke

This ride along the gravel covered Steveston Dyke (aka the West Dyke Trail) from the fishing village of Steveston to the north arm of the Fraser River is flat, often windy and popular with pedestrians and strollers. But the scenic views to the north and west make it worth slowing down and fitting into any […]

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