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Grappa di PEZ: One Last Glass

The thing about chasing Grand Tours is that there is never just ‘one’ thing that makes them special. They’re an incredible series of incredible events, compressed into a small window in time. In witnessing the lives of others, you also think about your own. If you’re lucky enough to join the fray like I did for the final week, you better be ready for an exhilarating, exhausting adventure…

Mortirolo PEZ: Extreme Situation!

We saved the biggest day for last, and today was E P I C. We rode over the Passo Gavi AND the Mortirolo, and survived. After 7 hours, over 3 hours of climbing, 110km, and some serious pain, I can say that was one of the best rides ever… check this out…

PEZ Rides The Marmolada & Pordoi!

It’s been a tough last week at the Giro, but tomorrow’s Stage 19 from Pordenone to San Pellegrino is a brute – chucking in 4 huge steep climbs over 224 km to a summit finish. Today we rode the two middle climbs of Passo Fedaia over the Marmolada, and the Passo Pordoi, to see just how tough it’s gonna be…

Grappa di PEZ: From Bondone To Snow

It’s the second day of Dolomite destruction as we chase il Giro, and as the weather turned rotten, the mighty PEZ-Crew’s improv skills were put to test as we devised the best plans B, C, and finally D to stay on track and report the last couple of day’s action from Monte Bondone…

Grappa Di Pez: Busy In Brescia

The PEZ is in the Building! Well, ‘at the Giro’ is more accurate, but I’m still happy to be here and a successful day 1 of the final Giro week is underway. Here’s a snapshot scrapbook of how today went down, from our ride on Lake Garda to catching the finishline action in Brescia…