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PEZ Rides Prosecco’s STEEPEST MURO

TRAVEL 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.

Flanders: PEZ Rides The Best Bergs

The pro peloton won't be hitting the famous bergs of Flanders on Sunday, but we can still pretend we are hammering across the cobbles and sharp climbs of De Ronde Van Vlaanderen. PEZ on the tough climbs of Flanders.

PEZ’s Must Do Milan City Tour

VIDEO: It took me a few tries to get it right, but now Milan is one of my favorite cities. Over the years I've honed this mini tour to get my dose of Italy's fashion & industrial capital - which usually happens after a long flight when getting out there is the best way to power through the jetlag and soak in the culture, vibe, and negronis - of this vibrant city.

Il Lombardia’19: Heather’s Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery: The big race for last and Heather Morrison is 'Roadside' for the Giro di Lombardia and the sixth race of her Italian autumn week. Bergamo and Como for the best shots of the start and finish under the falling leaves of Lombardia.

PEZ Bookshelf: Great Cycling Climbs – The French Alps

Book Review: It is that time of year when many of us take out the guidebooks and maps and put together the dream trip. An indispensable set of books that every keen cyclist should have is the series of “Great Climbs” books by Graeme Fife. We are delighted that Thames & Hudson has reissued the majority of the Alps books together in a single fine volume - a glorious second chance!

For the Love of a Grand Tour Sausage!

As the 2019 Tour de France works its way into the Pyrenees and then the Alps next week; the 'Pez' himself, Richard Pestes has taken a look back at the impromptu BBQs he's happened upon while roadside. The Pez Grand Tour appreciation of the sausage... and bike racing.

What I Learned Chasing le Tour in a Cheap Rental Car

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.

PEZ Rides The Galibier: Video & Photo Report

Travel: Stage 18 of the 2019 Tour de France will climb the mighty Col du Galibier at 2645 meters altitude. I "rode" it back in 2017 - maybe better to say I hauled my carcass up it. Here's a glimpse of the climb as I get inside 3km to the summit. It really is epic and awe inspiring - a must do.

Travel: PEZ Rides L’Eroica on the Strade Bianche!

Travel: Italy, land of vino, pasta, Fausto Coppi and home of the ultimate retro-ride. L’Eroica, “the Heroic,” runs every October and of course PEZman Leslie Reissner had to join the lucky participants enjoying some fine weather, great food and some truly terrible roads on heavy bicycles with inappropriate gearing and lousy brakes. What could be better?