Roadside Report: The last race chase of the year was this past weekend in Italy for our race chaser Alessandro at the beautiful semi-classic, Giro dell'Emilia. The iconic arches in Bologna and the difficult finishing circuit with its demanding climb always make for a great race and a very crowd friendly event where this year Davide Rebellin at 43 years old turned back the hands of time to take the victory.
Italian PEZ man Ale Federico has moved on from Il Lombardia to his favourite race; the Giro dell'Emilia in Bologna. It's not just the racing that's good, but also the food pulls Ale back year after year. He will be roadside on Saturday, but here is why he loves Emilia.
San Luca. In Bologna it’s something more than a Saint. It’s a symbol of the city. The Dome on top protects Bologna and every Bolognese. PEZ's favorite Italian, Alessandro Federico, takes us a little closer to Bologna's legendary ascent, the San Luca.
Roadside PEZ: "For many years, I have been coming to Bologna to watch the Giro dell’Emilia. It’s one of the last and finest Classics on the pro calendar and one of the best races you could ever hope to see in Italy." Ale Federico thinks it is second only to Sanremo and Lombardia, and wonders why it's not on the ProTour calendar. Let's take a closer look at one of the most beautiful races of the season. Read on!
PEZ-Man In Italia, Alessandro Federico, was on the spot at the 2006 Giro dell'Emilia last week for one of the great Italian Fall Classics. He brings us a fantastic report on the race, the people, the food, everything that makes a great race...well, great.