I’ve been been meaning to cycle the circumference of Sicily for a couple of years and this summer I finally had the opportunity. I was originally going to do it over four days, sleeping on beaches at night, but with my time running out here I would have to do it in 48 hours riding … Continue reading Sicily 1000
One of my aims this summer was to experience a wine harvest, or vendemmia as it’s known in Italian. The vendemmia is much more than just picking grapes and making wine, it’s a cultural moment in Italy where friends and families come together to work, eat and taste the new wine from last year.
The end of the road season for the pro peloton is traditionally marked by the fifth and final monument, Il Lombardia (formally Giro di Lombardia). It’s a tough one day classic, over 200km long, with iconic climbs such as the Muro di Sormano and Madonna di Ghisallo. The route varies each year, but takes in … Continue reading Falling Leaves in Como
During a recent trip to Milan for Red Hook Crit, I visited the headquarters of one of the world’s most pioneering bike brands. My relationship with Cinelli goes back to 2012 when I bought my first carbon road bike, the Saetta (lightning in Italian). This summer I’ve been riding a Cinelli Experience that I built … Continue reading Inside Cinelli Milano