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Riding The Strade Bianche Roads

COURSE PREVIEW: The 2014 Strade Bianche race on the famous gravel roads of Tuscany features some new sectors of Chianti's answer to the Belgian cobbles. PEZ joined ex-pro Diego Caccia to ride the new gravel sections, take in the Tuscan countryside, and log a perfect day away from work.

TOP RIDE With Mario Cipollini

PEZ-Fan Kelly from Canada was on holiday in Italy when he had the ultimate ride experience - a chance meeting on the roads of Tuscany with cycling hero Mario Cipollini, and some unexpected miles with the most prolific Giro stage winner ever. Here's his tale.

Top Ride: Anjou Velo Vintage

The Retro-rides march onwards from beginnings in Italy to now include Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the land of the Tour, la Belle France! PEZ goes backwards in time to bring you yesterday's best from la France profonde.

Top Ride: RBC GranFondo Banff!

On August 25, 2012, 1500 cyclists will ride on closed roads through the spectacularly scenic Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park for an inaugural event created by the organizers of the famed RBC GranFondo Whistler. Follow Doug Smith of GranFondo Canada as he takes us through the route.

Best of PEZ: Chasing La Primavera

Best of PEZ: If you ever get the chance to chase one of the spring's Monuments - whether it be Italy's Milano-Sanremo, Flanders's Ronde van Vlaanderen, France’s, scratch that, Flanders's Paris-Roubaix, or Wallonia's Liege-Bastogne-Liege - do yourself a favor: find a person who lives for that race, a person that looks forward to the next edition of the race the minute it ends each year. The opportunity to be taken behind the scenes and shown the race from the eyes of a local will change how you…

New Orleans: An Unlikely Top Ride

Riding a bike in New Orleans is like nothing else I've ever experienced. I was prepared for the worst, instead, I found something amazing. I hear your incredulous cry: New Orleans?! Yes, New Orleans. I'm not advocating making New Orleans the venue for your next training camp, but I am proposing that if you ever get a chance to get down to the Crescent City - bring your bike - and enjoy.

Top Rides: The Mountains Around Innsbruck

It was a startling realization at the end of a long day and an even longer week that we didn't have a home in Innsbruck anymore. Ashley and I had spent thirteen months calling the throbbing heart of the Alps our place of residence, but a year on, we were just visitors, tourists even, heading to a friend's house to sleep on a curiously rigged lawn chair.

Top Ride: From The Mountains To The Sea!

When “The Pez” asked me to do my favourite ride, I couldn’t make up my mind, which one would be the most interesting, especially taking into consideration my fitness level for this time of year. Where I live in this part of Spain it’s very hilly and you're never too far from the coast, so what’s better than combining them both for a great ride?

Top Ride: The Chris King Gourmet Century

When you get an invite from the nation’s premier component maker to join a metric century in wine country that is fully catered, you grab the clean kit off of the top of the pile, a buddy, and you GO! Read on about the day at the Chris King Gourmet Century...