Before we give in to 2012 once and for all, we're going to to take one final look back at the year that was with our top picks from 2011. Ranging from riders to races (good and bad), tech to rides, and everything in between - we've got an entertaining way to sum up a great year. Read on!
Best of PEZ: Ever since we’d pulled the trigger on the big family adventure of 2010 – heading to Italy for 6+ weeks of living ‘la dolce vita’, I’d had it in my mind to take Mrs. Pez to ‘Barolino’ in the tiny town of Levanto on Italy’s Ligurian coast, to meet my new best bud Marco.
Best of PEZ: If you ever get the chance to chase one of the spring's Monuments - whether it be Italy's Milano-Sanremo, Flanders's Ronde van Vlaanderen, France’s, scratch that, Flanders's Paris-Roubaix, or Wallonia's Liege-Bastogne-Liege - do yourself a favor: find a person who lives for that race, a person that looks forward to the next edition of the race the minute it ends each year. The opportunity to be taken behind the scenes and shown the race from the eyes of a local will change how you look at that race forever.
Sometimes it's disappointing when you get to hook up with your boyhood heroes - but there are other times when you realise they were even cooler than you thought. Don Allan is such a man, I had the good fortune to conduct two interviews with him, one about his career as a six day man and one about his road career. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
It's Best Of Week on PEZ, as we bid adieu to the big Holiday weekend and gear up for New Year's. For this Monday, we'll keep the Alastair Hamilton theme going and opt for his pick - the 2011 Quick-Step training camp - to go along nicely with yet another excellent EuroTrash. Read on!