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PEZ Bookshelf: The Big Climb

Bookshelf: As we all know, Europe is the Promised Land of Cycling and as a professional athlete if you want to make it big you need to make it there. 2019 saw a Colombian, Egan Bernal, victorious, and a fascinating new book, “The Big Climb,” recounts the ups and downs of a South American country's love affair with pro racing.

A Beautiful Replica: Lucho Herrera’s Pinarello

Retro Vuelta Winners Bike: Egan Bernal was the first Colombian to win the Tour de France, but Lucho Herrera was the first Colombian and South American to win a Grand Tour - La Vuelta a España 1987. Both Bernal and Herrera rode a Pinarello, Herrera later in his career. Ed Hood has a look at an exact replica of Herrera's Pinarello from Treviso.

PeloPic: Those Colombians!

Colombia has sent the cream of their cycling crop to Europe and in most cases they have made a big impact in the peloton. One of the best was Luis ‘Lucho’ Herrera, he put the pressure on Bernard Hinault on many occasions.