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Seeking SanRemo: One Step & 300km Closer

... to what makes this great race so great, was my original title for this story, written on the eve of my first trip to San Remo to view La Primavera live. It was a spiritual journey, and this report was my humble attempt to put that into pictures and words.

Sanremo Reload: A Classic Beauty

The Spring Classic from Milan to Sanremo has a long history. Following the race over 3 decades, the PEZ attempts to explain how the romance and beauty of this race captures the hearts of tifosi like no other.

San Remo PEZ: To The Poggio!

There's no better way to spend race day in San Remo than on the Poggio - and going by bike ahead of the race is a must for any self-respecting fan. PEZ look back at race day on the Poggio.

Seeking San Remo: The Duel To Via Roma

PEZ's Nick O’Brien was live and in-color at the 96th la Primavera - Milan-Sanremo 2005.  Now over 100 years old, the race has changed with modern times, but as Nick discovered while riding the final “capi”, dueling mano-a-mano for sprint-line glory with a roadside adversary never gets old.  

Seeking San Remo: The PEZ Trip Stage 2&3 Preview

The opening riding days of the "Giro della Gazzetta" - the first Velo Classic Tours & Pez cycling trip this May starts with two days riding the final 175km of the monumental Milan-San Remo corsa.  After a day watching the Giro final stage in Milan, we leave the Lombard plain and cross the coastal mountains. Smelling the sea-salt air of the Mediterranean for the first time is an amazing experience.

Demare Wins Milan-San Remo Lottery!

Race Report: Confounding all the predictions it was Arnaud Demare (F des J) giving France her first Primavera win in 21 years timing his sprint perfectly to leave all the pre-race favourites flat footed on a glorious day on the Ligurian Riviera.

Milan-Sanremo’16: The PEZ Preview

Race Preview: This Saturday the top classic riders will battle it out in the first big appointment of the season; Ed Hood gives us the benefit of his experience in 'la Classicissima di Primavera' and points us towards the possible winners.

Eat To Compete: Risotto Milanese-San Remo

Though Milan may be known primarily for its fashion, its cathedral and the great Milan-San Remo bike race, it is only slightly less well known for its creamy, golden, saffron-infused risotto. Though I typically do not like to repeat dishes and/or styles of dishes (barley risotto…), this dish is just too classically “Milanese” to overlook in conjunction with Milan-San Remo.