Views of Il Lombardia

The Tour of Lombardy aka Giro di Lombardia aka Il Lombardia aka Classica delle Foglie Morte is the last of the 5 monumental classic races in cycling held in October. This year on October 4. Although the route changes every year, the race always twists and turns around Lake Como. Here the land of Il Lombardia… Continue reading Views of Il Lombardia


Tuesday Touristique International, Crossing Borders

How small is Slovenia? Well, from capital Ljubljana you can ride your bike to each of its neighbouring countries in a day. Part one: Austria, 65 kilometres. River Kokra is 34 kilometres long and in summer the water is just a few feet deep, not even reaching the knees of the fly- fisherman who… Continue reading Tuesday Touristique International, Crossing Borders

Twelve lessons from Liguria

1. Cycling is like.... (Passo della Crocetta) ...flying. (Drignana) 2. Bikes are more fun than boats. (Portofino) 3. There are no universal positions for sunbathing. (Manarolo) 4. Not only we love our bikes. We: ,,Wait we'll move the bikes for you.'' They: ,,No, no, we want to be in the picture with your bikes!'' (Portofino)… Continue reading Twelve lessons from Liguria


It's 14 February 2015, today Marco Pantani has been dead for 11 years. Dead but still alive. On and along his training roads in Italy's Emilia-Romagna roams his spirit. And his memory is kept alive by his tifosi who still paint his name on the roads of his favorite climbs. For the love for riding… Continue reading PANTANIMANIA