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Top Ride: Lombardia Corsa!

Sometimes you gotta point the car at the cliff and give ‘er some stick. Okay, maybe heading out for an awesome solo ride may not be quite the same... but sometimes heading into the unknown is best approached with a ‘give ‘er’ attitude, and as I once again learned on this awesome ride around Lago di Como, the rewards can be worthy of a lifetime.

Riding “Bartali’s Road To Valour” in Tuscany

VIDEO: I talk with ITALCycling Bike Tours' about their new bike tour through Tuscany on the actual routes that Gino Bartali road while evading Nazis to help save Italian Jews from persecution, and also about their Custom Training Camps, led by British Cycling certified coach Ian Jenner.

PEZ Rides The Galibier: Video & Photo Report

Travel:  Stage 11 of the 2022 Tour de France climbed the mighty Col du Galibier at 2645 meters altitude, in the middle of a brutal first day in the Alps and enroute to a summit finish atop the Col du Granon.  I "rode" the Telegraphe / Galibier duo 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.

PEZ Rides Prosecco’s STEEPEST MURO

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.

PEZ Picks 4 Great GIRO NEGRONI Bars

The best Italian negroni bars are often discovered by accident, or when you least expect it.  Early on in my career chasing the modern Giro d'Italia I began logging the best negronis, bars, and ristoranti as my travels took me to all corners of Italy.  Here are 5 of the best negroni bars, places to eat and stay at the Giro.

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.