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26, December 2015

Year In Review on PEZ

The year in review on PEZ- does exactly what it says on the tin! My choice for race of the year was Gent-Wevelgem, brilliant race…

22, December 2015

The CrankPunk kit in motion

Tom Little, long tme Crank Punk Coaching Systems member here in action in Dubai, rocking his custom yellow and white CP kit, and one shot…

22, December 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: ASO, the UCI and the battle for control

Hup hup! New Lowdown on PEZ, and I get to have a go at my old friend Jonny Who Me? Vaughters. Good times... Read more…

16, December 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Dope & The Beatles, Lennon & A Working Class Hero

‘I read the news today, oh boy…’ sang John Lennon a good while back, and the echo of his words came to me these past…

15, December 2015

E-doping on Zwift

Yep you wouldn't believe it but here's the proof. Using a drill to get your watts up to beat people who in one sense are…

8, December 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Hoffman, Lance and Froome and that sinking feeling

Yep, with more and more amateurs doping, LA saying that the current pros would all be needle-deep if there was an EPO equivalent that was…

3, December 2015

WINTER TRAINING SPECIALS from Crank Punk Coaching Services

Folks, I'm pleased to announce a series of special Winter Training Specials specially prepared by myself via Crank Punk Coaching Systems! My speciality is getting…

1, December 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Wading into the disc-brake debate

Love 'em or hate 'em, disc brakes are here to stay, in a big way. I give my two cents on them in my weekly…

24, November 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: Doping, the Russians and why Americans love the Chinese tourists

“…and the restaurant was good, but it suddenly filled up with a busload of Chinese tourists.”“I love Chinese tourists.”“That’s not a commonly held view.”“Well, before…

24, November 2015

Mongolia Bike Challenge: 'Biking Wonderland' film by Nel Chan

Nel Chan, journalist with BikeTo.com, has made a superb short film that really captures the beauty and action at the Mongolia Bike Challenge 2015.  Nel,…

23, November 2015

Ride the Taiwan KOM Challenge 2015 on KinoMap

Frenchman Nicolas Raybaud of Specialized France has sent over this awesome video he took using KinoMap technology of the battle at the head of the…

17, November 2015

Lee's Lowdown on PEZ: USA Cycling gets a cheer and the Giro in Japan just sounds daft

Yup, PEZ time for my column, once again thanks fellas for the space to splurge! Click here to head to the article. 

12, November 2015

My Mongolia Bike Challenge '16 report in Mountain Bike Action USA

 I was fortunate to get be asked to write about my MBC '16 experiences for the prestigious MBA Magazine! A brief excerpt: The post-stage race…

12, November 2015

Detlef Jumpertz: CrankPunk Coaching Systems testimonial

Detlef has been with CPCS for over a year now, with his initital aim to be to get through the Haute Roiute Dolomites this year. …

11, November 2015

Lee's Lowdown: Tramadol, the sport's worst kept secret

Still not banned, despite teams calling for it to be and a UCI prez considering going over the head of WADA. Another fine mess... Click…

9, November 2015

Doping and Legacy: why we must never forget

Coppi, Anquetil, Merckx, Moser, Museeuw, Pantani, Ulrich, Armstrong. Each of these men continue to be revered by many within the sport as amongst the very…

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1st Apr, 2015
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30th Mar, 2015
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15th Sep, 2015
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  Disclaimer: Velocite sponsor me, but this is a bike the earlier version of which I reviewed in 2010 and I gave that one a very similar review. As ever…

4th May, 2015
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Blessed with friends in high places because I’m usually on my knees, your friendly neighborhood crankpunk went for a ride with a friend who works in the industry and was…

18th Feb, 2015
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