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Giro Di PEZ: Zoncolan “La Bee-Yotcha”

The Giro is done and gone for 2007, but there's no harm in retracing some agonizing climbing up arguably the hardest climb on the planet! Epic is the only word to describe the ride to, up, and back from Monte Zoncolan yesterday ahead of the Giro’s 17th stage. It’s the toughest climb I’ve done, and has yet again raised my admiration for the pros who race up stuff like this. Here’s what it’s like for the rest of us.

Giro’07 St.21: Killer Takes Pink; AleJet Flies Again!

Sticking the words of myriad critics down their throats, Danilo Di Luca confirmed his first Grand Tour success in Milan. The Liquigas chief won the race he always wanted to, and did it in style. Maybe the fact he ain’t bothered about the TdF will help raise the profile of the Giro and all the other great races around Europe.

Giro di PEZ: Chapeau PEZ-Crew!

As much fun as it is to ‘vive il sogno’ chasing this beautiful race around a beautiful country (and it is a blast), the amount of hours and work that go into producing daily coverage keeps us working from morning in Europe to night on the North American west coast. Here's how we do it...

Giro ’07 St. 20: Di Luca Confirms Giro Victory

Well here we are, the second last stage of this years Giro d’Italia and what a “belter” this year’s edition has been. Today gives some riders the chance of moving up a place here or there and there could be surprises for the starts, we don’t really know how Andy Schleck time trials and Cunego will want to jump over his “old mate” Simoni on overall, and Mazzoleni?

Dario’s Diario – Goin’ For It On The Zoncolan

When we last spoke to Dario it was on the rest day; he told us that he was planning an attack on one of the two transition stages. Instead he 'went for it' on the day the stage finished on the mighty Zoncolan, defying the GC guys and only succumbing as the final dice were tossed.

Giro’07 St.17 – Simoni’s Playground

This was it for Gilberto Simoni, the oft-mentioned best climber in the Giro, the man that would unseat Di Luca in the mountains. The Zoncolan would be the scene for the final showdown, and the vicious slopes did not disappoint, and if anything provided yet another opportunity for Danilo Di Luca to display his immense class as Simoni went for his throat.

Giro07 St.16: Garzelli Licks ‘Em In Lienz!

PEZ called it - those nasty bumps in the last 50 km of today's stage set the perfect stage for more exciting racing as Sefano Garzelli did the business again - and he did it in style - going solo and holding off the chase on the flat finale.