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Top Ride: Finding FLANDERS

It’s 1:30 AM, Belgium time, we just got the power restored after I plugged one too many cords into the hotel’s electrical outlets. BAM! Hotel blackout... courtesy of PEZ. But what a day it’s been – we rode on the Flanders’ route, and it was “TOP RIDE” material for sure. Here are the pics…

PEZ Rides Prosecco’s STEEPEST MURO

GIRO TT PREVIEW VIDEO: I discovered riding in Italy's prosecco region in the Veneto as part of the Prosecco Cycling gran fondo.  Vineyards, lush rolling hills, and a 19% climb will also feature as the major obstacle in the 2020 Giro d'Italia's stage 14 time trial from Conegliano to Valdobbadiene.  Luckily I had the GoPro rolling for some stunning on-bike video of the climb, the ride, and the prosecco & scampi rest stop.

Top Ride: The Carpegna – Pantani’s Training Climb

The 2020 Giro d'Italia Stage 12 runs a long 205km circuit from Cesenatico  - Marco Pantani's home town.  The route is lumpy all day - with 5 categorized climbs.  Although Il Pirata's favorite climb - the Carpegna is not on this year's route, I rode it myself and it's a must do for any cycling trip to the region.  Here's what it's like...

Local Ride: On Board To Horseshoe Bay

VIDEO: One of the classic local rides near PEZ HQ, the 20km run from Capilano Road to Whytecliff Park near Horseshoe Bay winds along a jagged coastline marked with evergreen cedar and Arbutus trees. I joined the boys from Le Peloton CC for a Saturday ride, and turned on the GoPro to capture the action.

GIRO’18 Stage 14: Zoncolan Photo & Video Gallery!

Two years ago today, Chris Froome came alive on the iconic climb of Monte Zoncolan and threw down the gauntlet to the other GC hopefuls. Simon Yates held the Kenyan born rider at 6 seconds and overall second placed Tom Dumoulin crossed the line at 37 second. We look back with this Giro photo and video gallery.

Top Rides: PEZ Vs The Mur de Huy

What surprised me most about the Fleche Wallonne parcours was just how hard this 200km ‘semi-Classic’ is. There’s nothing ‘semi’ about it… It deserves the prime time and throws up 11 rated climbs, including 3 passes over a 1300 meter brute called the Mur de Huy. Here’s how it happened to me…

PEZ’s Lockdown Week #5 Video Update

PEZ-Fans - that's Week #5 of the Covid Lockdown in the bag here at PEZ HQ. I managed to escape the family shelter for a solo ride today, and stopped to enjoy the view a from atop the British Properties - one of our local Top Rides.

How I Finally Made It To The Roubaix Velodrome

Top Ride: The culmination of my visit to Holy Week was the long anticipated, much feared, and never completed ride across the parcours of Paris-Roubaix. Finally I learned what it was like to battle the toughest roads in northern France and earn my own lap of honour at the Roubaix velodrome.