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PEZ Rides Prosecco’s STEEPEST MURO

VIDEO: The 2022 Giro d'Italia stage 18 looks on paper like a mostly downhill run from Borgo Valsugana to Treviso.  It runs through the lush vineyards of the Prosecco region - where Italy's answer to French champagne is produced.  But hidden in there is one of the steepest climbs I've ridden - the Muro di Ca' del Poggio - here's my on-bike look at this climb.

PEZ Turns 20: Italian Drivers Threaten Cyclists

For anyone visiting Italy and planning on doing any driving, there are a few things one should know about how this seemingly simple activity can change dramatically from one culture to another. It seems that traditional North American driving techniques are ineffective when battling the locals for a piece of asphalt, gravel path, or even sidewalk. The following tips should be useful for anyone who chances driving here.

PEZ Rides L’Eroica on the Strade Bianche!

Italy, land of vino, pasta, Fausto Coppi and home of the ultimate retro-ride. L’Eroica, “the Heroic,” runs every October, but it has been canceled for 2020. PEZman Leslie Reissner looks back to when he was lucky enough to join the participants enjoying some fine weather, great food and some truly terrible roads on heavy bicycles with inappropriate gearing and lousy brakes.

EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!

Apr 30, 2020 - Will the Tour start in August? Top Story. Quintana blames Valverde, Vuelta updates, no Basque Country, San Sebastián and DeutschlandTour, Tour or Football for Copenhagen, Valverde talks Tours, Lelangue happy, Evans on Van der Poel and Evenepoel, Ganna Hour Record, Evenepoel up the Muur, Matthews quarantined, Bernal, Quintana and Italians training, Bigla-Katusha and Gaviria training.

TRAVEL: CycleItalia Opens Piedmont Cycling Resort

I recently talked with CycleItalia's owner Larry Theobald to talk about his new operation, Piedmont Cycling Resort. Hotel Ariotto has been CycleItalia’s northern Italian HQ since their start and now they’re featuring what they describe as more than a bike hotel, a true cycling resort.

Italia PEZ: Stranger in a Strange Land

Maybe it’s a mid-life sorta thing. I wouldn’t call it a ‘crisis’, but I’m sure a lot of you can relate to ‘pulling the trigger’ on some long-time grand dream you’ve had. For me it’s been spending more time in Italy, and that time is now… PEZ Worldwide HQ has relocated. Sort of…