The final installment of our Tour of California coverage comes from photographer Darrell Parks, who took many of the images that so vividly captured the racing here on PEZ. I asked Darrell for a few of his favorite pics, and his memories from the week…
While 2022 marks PezCyclingNews' 20th anniversary, there are other milestones worth recognizing. For those riding virtually this year marked the 10th edition of The Tour of Sufferlandria, but for those wanting to ride outdoors and enjoy the pleasures of vintage machinery, roll out those steel bikes and head to Austria in June for the 10th edition of the wonderful In Velo Veritas, held in the wine region north of Vienna.
It was one of those blessed series of coincidences, fate, good luck or guiding hands. We went from the gloom and despair of sheltering from a monumental thunderstorm, wondering how the hell we would get home, to discovering the beating heart of France thanks to the kindness of strangers we are now lucky to call friends.
This year's Tour de France will for the very first time take on the mythical Alpe d'Huez twice in the one day by descending and then ascending the little known Col de Sarenne. Before the Dauphiné tests out the roads this Saturday, PEZ man in France, Chris Selden hit the mountains on his own bike to check out the route on a simply epic 150km and 4800m elevation day.
In early October 2011, PEZ’s own literary specialist Les Reissner joined some 3000 others riders for an epic day pedaling the ribbons of strade bianche across the hills of Toscana in the ride known simply as “l’Eroica” – a true ride back in time. Here’s how he spent 10 hours and 27 minutes from start to finish.
Chuck Peña rode the Worlds road race course for PEZ to preview the sights of Richmond before the fans arrived. So it was only fair that we send him back with his camera for the week-end of the championships to get the 'Chuck Peña Angle' on all the action from the 2015 Richmond Worlds.
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.