I'm looking ahead to my big rides for 2017, and there's no better place to aim for than Italy. I've always loved the Ligurian Coast, and its mix of hills flats, sea-salt air and palm trees, and have logged many a top ride here - including this hilly jaunt over the Passo del Termine from Levanto.
Our PEZman in Italy, Alessandro Federico, will be roadside this weekend as the Giro d'Italia winds its way north. Last year he made the trip south and passed through many different regions to catch the race, the people, the villages and the atmosphere of the biggest bike race in Italy. But you can't go to the South without trying the pizza!
The mid-winter break is a good time to check the archives and remember some of our best days of the season past. For me it was the opening week of the Giro d'Italia along the shimmering Ligurian coast. The opening stage Team Time Trial at the Big Start in San Remo returned some of my favorite images from one of the world's most picturesque coastlines.
It's Negroni Week across the land (at least that's what they're saying on the interweb), but as I replied to the PEZ-Fans who pointed this out... it's always Negroni Week at PEZ HQ. So what a perfect time to look back at my best negronis of the 2015 Giro d'Italia.
When looking back at the 2015 Giro d'Italia it's hard to think of any negatives. The only 'what if' would be Landa being told to wait for Fabio Aru in a Froome/Wiggins sort of way. Ed and Martin are back home in Scotland and 'happy' to be at their day jobs, so we asked them for the 'Top 12' best things Giro.
The best or craziest Grand Tour of the year (so far) has finished and just like previous stages; it had a rabbit up its sleeve. Lee Rodgers take a good look at the final week and gives us his usual unique view on the 2015 Giro d'Italia. The Roundup of the lowdown.
PEZ Roadside St.21: It's the end of the Giro d'Italia road for the riders and for Ed and Martin. The adventurous pair were in amongst everything in Milano, roadside, backstage, at the busses and as near the finish line and podium as they could get. It's the last day of school in Milan.