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TOOLBOX: Riding Grand Tours is about the hardest athletic gig that you can find. Over the years, scientists have tracked the power demands and its impact on different physiological systems. A new study explores how GTs affect respiratory function and symptoms. There is no doubt that riding a Grand Tour, let along being competitive or
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Ex-rider interview: What could have been and what about the consequences? Scott Mercier wasn’t going to go down the doping road and turned his back on a US Postal professional career. But there is more to the man from Colorado as Ed Hood found out. Scott Mercier; isn’t he that dude who quit US Postal
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Cars and bike riders: Fast men on two wheels also like going fast on four wheels, and if not fast, with a certain style. Ed Hood has had a look at the top riders and their ‘other’ choice of transport. For some: the automobile is just a means of getting from point ‘a’ to point
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As a lover of high end bikes, our reader Andy from Connecticut was always going to get a special bike when he went bike shopping but instead of just another off the shelf option he instead went all out with a sweet custom Favaloro Puma XLIGHT from Italy decked out with full Campag Super Record
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Gear Break: More new cycling related kit: DeFeet introduces socks for health care workers and medical professionals, Stolen Goat Raggamuffin Orkaan cycling jersey, new Shimano IC1 shoes set the standard for indoor cycling, new Michael Blann prints available – Mangart & Vsric, Slovenia, Smith Optics Attack Max Rx long term review video by Adnan Kadir
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Rider interview: Daniel Pearson has not been hanging about since he won the junior British road championship, way back in 2011. With a long list of teams, the next chapter to his life story is with the Italian ProTeam, Vini Zabù-KTM. Ed Hood caught up with the Welshman to hear his story. Daniel Pearson may
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Collector interview: There is nothing better than some new cycling kit to give you some inspiration and having a collection of your favourite team clothing is sometimes unavoidable. Ton Merckx (yes, that’s his real name) has maybe taken it a bit far with a collection of over two-thousand jerseys. Ed Hood found out all about
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To celebrate his fiftieth birthday, Richard from Sheffield in the U.K treated himself to a beautiful custom steel bike from the guys at Field Cycles that he tried to build up with as many local components as possible all the while keeping the bike modern, classy and sporty. Objective achieved I’d say. “I’m not usually
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Leo van Vliet want’s to run the 2021 edition of the Amstel Gold Race on April 18, but the Dutch race organiser is worried that the race go ahead “but without audience and VIPs”. The Netherland’s biggest one-day plans for their Classic to go ahead in 2021. The typical Dutch windmill Race organiser Leo van
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Rider interview: As we are in the midst of the cyclocross season with the World championships in a few weeks, Ed Hood has caught up with US star of the mud – Katie Compton. Over fifteen years at the top end of cyclocross is quite some record. Cauberg cyclocross – Valkenburg World Cup – Netherlands
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