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Giro Di PEZ: The Race Of The Lasts

Post-Giro Roadside: This year I chased just three stages. I chose the three stages closest to home for me, in the centre of Italy, on the Adriatic side. At the end these three days, they had been the warmest days of the entire Giro; we have never had it so hot in May. Now it’s colder and those days seem so far in the past. Was it just a dream?

Giro Di PEZ: Ed And Dave Look Back

Post-Giro Roadside: I love Scotland; but there’s no Gazzetta in the morning, most of the coffee tastes like John Wayne brewed it beside the Rio Grande and 19 million people watched the same reality TV show on Saturday night - thank God I was at the Giro. The Giro, ah, yes; where all that matters is the race - stars, water carriers, heroes and a few villains.

Giro di PEZ: Week 2 Outtakes!

Post-Giro Roadside: Two weeks can be a long time, unless you’re chasing a Grand Tour. I flew over to cover the Giro’s second week, and crammed a trunk full of memories into my short time there – here’s a bunch that didn’t make it into my reports, but shall forever be enjoyed when I look back to 2009.

Giro Di PEZ: Wonderful Week One!

Post-Giro Roadside: The Centenary Giro has only been over for a few days, but my personal trip to the Corsa Rosa ended back on Stage 5. With two and a bit weeks back in the real world of ‘work’, that first week of fun could just as easily been last year. When The Pez asked the crew for a “Look Back” piece over our time on the race, I went digging back through the photos, notebooks and memories for a few more Giro stories that I didn’t share with you at the time.

Giro Di PEZ: One Last Dance In Rome

Roadside St.21: You didn't make it to Roma for the final time trial? No problem, we were there for you - that's our job! For one final stage of this year's Giro, PEZ was on the ground. Let's follow Ed and Dave on one final adventure, this time through the eternal streets of Rome. Read on!

Giro’09 St.21: Menchov Slides To Victory!

Race Report: The Centenary Giro is over and it will probably take another 100 years before they serve up a finish as exciting, heart-stopping, but ultimately as sporting as we saw today in Rome. Denis Menchov added another Grand Tour to his palmares on the rain soaked roads of Rome that saw Ignatas Konovalovas claim the fourth stage win of the race for the Cervйlo Test Team.

Giro Di PEZ: Gilbert Saves The Giro

Roadside St.20: The Rough Guide to Italy says of Naples; ‘it is filthy, it is very large and overbearing; it is crime infested and most definitely like nowhere else in Italy.’ One team DS told us; ‘this is not Italy!’

Giro’09: Saturday Morning Pre-Race Chatter

Roadside St.20: "Haven't you said enough about the Giro?" says Dave; "shouldn't we be out listening to what other folks have to say about this race?" Yeah, yeah - now I've got two bosses! I listened to Dave though and set about talking with as many guys as I could get my pen and pad in front of before today's stage start.

Giro’09 St.20: Gilbert’s Salvage Job!

Race Report: Not quite the day off that usually comes at this point in a Grand Tour, but exactly what Denis Menchov expected – a slightly nervy affair as he jousts with Danilo Di Luca for the precious bonus seconds. With that pair’s eyes on the biggest prize, Silence-Lotto finally got their names on the Giro board.