Join Pez & Velo Classic for the 100th Giro d'Italia and an Italian cycling holiday we call the "Giro della Gazzetta", from May 27 - June 4, 2017. We start in Milan to see the final TT stage of the Giro, then ride south to the sea and two days on the Milan San Remo route before turning inland to climb through the Alps on some of the cycling's most iconic climbs, peaking with the gravel switchbacks of the Colle della Finestre.
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Every negroni has a story - some begin the moment the orange elixer touches my lips, others connect me to another point in time. And while mixing and drinking at home affords the luxury to adjust the recipe to perfection, sometimes it's the location that pins a memory to my mental cork board. A recent trip to Italy set the ideal backdrop for my best negronis of 2014.
After freezing his way through Milan-Sanremo earlier in the year our roadside expert Alessandro thought he'd seen the last of snowy bike races for 2013 - was he ever wrong! We sent him out again into the snow and rain on stage 14 of that years Giro d'Itala. It's a springtime snowy roadside special!
Giro Reload: Stage 16 of the 2015 Giro d'Italia will revisit the horrendous climb of the Mortirolo, back in 2008 Ale Federico made his own ascent on the penultimate stage of that years Italian Grand Tour. We relive Ale's pain, suffering and hunger as he discovers his 'mazzo' on the Mortirolo.
When asked for his favorite story of the year, our experienced GrandTour man Ed Hood didn't hesitate to nominate his Roadside Report from deep inside the blizzard at the 2013 Giro d'Italia stage 20 to Tre Cime di Laveredo. There's something about the worst weather that brings on the best memories...
In a land of amazing food, and even more amazing people, there’s always one meal that stands out when I chase the Giro. These moments materialize when least expected, but remain stuck in my mind as one of life's truly 'good times'. This one involved a smoking grill, homemade wine, and being held against my will...
The Giro is over but never far from our minds or hearts. We filed so many stories this year that a couple still haven't been posted. Here's Alessandro's report from his day chasing the tough stage to Pescara that saw Adam Hansen light up the break at the start.