VIDEO: In 2003 I went to cover my first Tour de France as part of the press. I had almost no readers and even less money, so I rented the cheapest car I could find. It was small, and had no a/c, but I managed to capture some of it on video. Let's set the Way Back machine for Lyon, France.
VIDEO: The hilight of riding the 2022 Nova Eroica gravel fondo in Cambria CA was the epic descent off the top of Cypress Mountain along Santa Rita road and its 22km descent back to the finish on Campagnolo's brand new Levante gravel wheelset.
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.
Today, Saturday, in Valkenburg Holland, maybe the largest cyclo-sportif event associated with any European Classic, the Amstel Gold Cylcosportif will be run, after covid put a stop to that mass event last year. The Pez was lucky enough to join the 18,000 plus throng back in 2007, and it was quite a day.
Spring has hit Belgium and there is a pull towards that small north European country for all lovers of bike racing. Ed Hood has barrels full of the Belgian 'race chase' experience, and shares his keen observance of what makes Belgian cycling culture unique, and impossible to resist.
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.
The Giro d'Italia is more than just a race, it's a way of life, maybe for just one day, but it will be a day to remember. In 2016 the Giro came to Emilia, crossing the Apennines “Tosco-emiliani” one of the most deserted regions in Italy; full of forests and lonely mountains. PEZ-Man Alessandro was roadside for the sausages, panini, and borlengo...
Life with the Giro d'Italia: Peter Easton could guide you on a trip just about anywhere in the world. But Italy... well it's in his blood. As the 2021 Giro d'Italia is about to kick-off in Torino with a 9 kilometer time trial, Peter gives us his take on the Italian spirit... pre-covid.
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…