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BY AUTHOR: Richard Pestes
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  • Saturday June 27, 2015

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    July is a month like no other in cycling, and with the Tour but one week away, it's natural for one's thoughts to cast back to last year. I returned to 'la grand boucle' for the first time in years, and discovered the French Alsace and some amazing roads while test riding the DIVO ST. Twelve months later the race promises the strongest line up of competitors in years, but I also wondered how things have progressed at the DIVO bike company.

  • Sunday June 7, 2015

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    It's Negroni Week across the land (at least that's what they're saying on the interweb), but as I replied to the PEZ-Fans who pointed this out... it's always Negroni Week at PEZ HQ. So what a perfect time to look back at my best negronis of the 2015 Giro d'Italia.

  • Friday May 29, 2015

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    The Giro has saved the best for last as the race tackles the truly epic Colle della Finestre as the final stage for glory for this year's GC battle. Contador has the race sewn up but a lot can happen on a massive climb of 18km that throws in 8km of dirt road and steep pitches. I first rode this climb in 2005, and it's been on my list of Top Rides ever since.

  • Monday May 25, 2015

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    It's one of the hardest climbs in pro cycling, and is iconic to what makes the Giro d'Italia the world's 'most beautiful' race. Il Mortirolo is the centrepiece of tomorrow's Stage 16 and at almost 13km long and 11% average grade - this one's a killer, but a must -ride for any self-respecting fan. Here's how it looks on the bike.

  • Sunday May 24, 2015

    Castelli Backpack review

    My Castelli Backpack review fit in nicely my recent Giro coverage, when I received one of the first media samples in Sanremo Italy. It's part of their new line bags for the serious cyclist that offer up the quality, durability, and easy to use designs you'd expect from this top brand of cycling apparel for the roadie, and here's how it looks...

  • Tuesday May 19, 2015

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    With some much great riding here on the Ligurian Coast, I grabbed the bike again today for a closer look at the Giro d'Italia stage 4 from Chiavari to La Spezia, heading out from Levanto to climb the Passo del Termine and check out the roads above the famous Cinque Terre.

  • Wednesday May 13, 2015

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    INTERVIEW: He’s been called the international voice of cycling by one of the sports top pros, and has become a key part of the daily spectacle of the sport. I talked to Anthony McCrossan about life as the Giro’s first English-speaking roadside commentator.

  • Monday May 11, 2015

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    With some much great riding here on the Ligurian Coast, I grabbed the bike again today for a closer look at the Giro d'Italia stage 4 from Chiavari to La Spezia, heading out from Levanto to climb the Passo del Termine and check out the roads above the famous Cinque Terre.

  • Friday May 8, 2015

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    Trek Factory Racing’s Calvin Watson calls it “a tight, technical course and a lot could go wrong.” So I saddled up and joined the fray to preview the Giro's Stage 1 Team Time Trial course from San Lorenzo al Mare to Sanremo.

  • Monday May 4, 2015

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    The PEZ 'Test Bench' is getting crowded - but the testing is on and here's what you need to know about some cool gear that's come our way, like the Ritchey Superlogic Carbon C260 stem, Rudy Project Sensor glasses, BiKase Phone cases, UnTapped Maple Syrup Shots, and Ogio's new X-Train backpack.

  • Friday April 17, 2015

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    This Saturday in Valkenburg Holland runs maybe the largest cyclo-sportif event associated with any European Classic – the Amstel Gold Cylcosportif. I was lucky enough to join the 18,000 plus throng, and it was quite a day.

  • Friday April 17, 2015

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    As part of my self-appointed mission to discover and share with PEZ Fans the best riding destinations in Italy, I've parlayed 10 years of chasing the Giro d'Italia and its countless hotel nights into a 'reasonable' catalog of travel knowledge. Some hotels I look forward to visiting again, but I also look forward to new discoveries each May. The Hotel Lungomare in Cesenatico is one such hotel.

  • Saturday April 11, 2015

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    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.

  • Friday April 10, 2015

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    Castelli's new Free Aero Race Bibshort has been redesigned from the bottom up, inside out, and top down, and back to front -  it's a brand new bibshort named after their best selling bibshort ever. Early Spring here at PEZ HQ means I've logged a few good rides in 'em and they've impressed enough to warrant a stand alone review.

  • Saturday April 4, 2015

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    The Tour of Flanders is a legendary event. The steep nasty bergs, the cobbles, the weather, the passion of the fans - it's classics racing at its best. Every year before the pros put on their big show, thousands of amateurs get their chance to strut their stuff on these mythical roads and in 2012 the Pez himself was lined up amongst them to experience it all himself. Here's his story from that magical day.

  • Saturday March 21, 2015

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    In 2015 the Milan-San Remo Classic will go back to its traditions to set up a spectacular finale on the classic Via Roma finish line, which has played a key role in the history of this monumental race. So what better time to take a look back at 'The Pez' trip to 'La Primavera'.

  • Wednesday March 18, 2015

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    Sanremo Primer: There's no better way to spend race day in San Remo than on the Poggio - and going by bike ahead of the race is a must for any self-respecting fan. Here's the best way to see the race...

  • Friday February 27, 2015

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    One of my favorite rides in recent memory, and possibly ever – was a loop from Bellagio, up the Madonna del Ghisallo, then the Colma di Sormano, and back along the shores of Lake Como to my base at Il Perlo Panorama.

  • Saturday February 21, 2015

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    The queen stage of the 2015 Tour of California will be a ball buster of epic proportions, climbing 11,600 feet over just 80 miles from Ontario to the top of Mt. Baldy. I rode the stage a couple years back as part of the L'Etape du California sportif ride, and can assure you this would be at home in any Grand Tour. Here's a closer look at the stage that could decide the 2015 race.

  • Friday February 13, 2015

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    Over a lifetime of cycling the roads of our sport, a few stand out: the fun ones, the beautiful ones, and the brutal ones - where you suffer like you never knew possible. Riding your bike up the Mortirolo in Northern Italy is all three, and ranks up there with the Stelvio and Gavia as epic climbs one must do.