Steeped in Italian cycling history the Passo Gavia is one of the most feared and famous climbs in the Giro d’Italia, first used in 1960 and regularly stirring up its snowy mischief ever since.
It is one of the hardest, most challenging road bike races in Italy: the Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini in the Italian Alps. Following in the famous tracks of Fausto Coppi and Marco Pantani, the track leads over the two mighty passes Stelvio and Mortirolo.
Deep in the heart of the Italian Alps, Bormio with its 4,100 inhabitants is situated in the middle of the Stelvio National Park.
In an unprecedented outbreak of PEZtivities, the capo himself, Richard Pestes, has organised a tenth anniversary bash to celebrate a decade of the world’s coolest bike site. Monday saw a carefully co-ordinated and seamlessly smooth meeting of PEZ regulars … and the fun started at the superb Hotel Funivia in Bormio. Riding, chatter, fine dining? It’s all here …
We recently passed our 10th anniversary, and after posting over 10,000 stories, we’ve also collected a lot of great memories. What started as writing for our own amusement has turned into something a lot of readers have enjoyed too. I asked the guys to pick one stand out moment from what surely must be an illegal (or at least taxable) amount of good times.