Bikini to swimsuit. Factor 15 to 50. Paperback to Kindle. The answers to my holiday prep questions have changed over time, but this year there was one extra decision: pedal bike or electric? I was off on a four-day cycling tour in the South Tyrol with my 16-year-old daughter. Her idea of a holiday errs more towards Instagrammable moments involving...

Dear friends, Next June 4 will be a very important date. Exactly 80 years earlier, on June 4, 1944, troops of the American Fifth Army entered Rome, liberating it from Nazi oppression and war. The people of Rome took to the streets, finally free and happy, to celebrate, hug and thank the American soldiers. These are scenes of happiness that all us R...

Grand Tour racing season is finally upon us as the 2024 Giro d'Italia gets underway with 21 days of racing taking the peloton from Piemonte to Rome.The 176-strong peloton will take on two time trials, eight mountain stages, and plenty of hilly stages and sprints as the biggest GC names do battle to determine the 107th champion of La Corsa Rosa.  Ta...

Luxury sports travel offers a unique opportunity to explore new destinations while indulging in VIP treatment and world-class entertainment. Whether it’s cheering on your favourite team at a historic stadium or witnessing athletes push their limits in breath-taking settings, sports travel allows enthusiasts to live out their passion in style. Trave...

Cycling is a sport that creates real legends because of the epic feats that can be achieved in this tough sport. Everything in cycling is legendary, from the long, grueling tours of more than 2,000 miles such as The Tour de France, The Giro d'Italia, and The Vuelta a España, to the difficult one-day classics such as Paris-Roubaix, Milan-San Remo, t...

Next year’s Giro d’Italia will start in Piedmont on May 4 and the opening stage will commemorate the 1949 Superga air disaster that killed the entire Torino soccer team. Race organizers revealed the first few stages of the Italian Grand Tour, which will begin with a 136-kilometer (85-mile) route from Venaria Reale to Turin. That stage will go over...

Why is it really worth living cycling holidays in Italy? What makes a bike tour through the streets and attractions of this beautiful Country so unique and special? First of all, according to the World Health Organization, "regular physical activity of moderate intensity, such as walking, cycling or sports, has significant health benefits. To all a...

Jennifer Valente added another medal to her collection at this year’s ‘super’ world championships in Glasgow, making her the USA’s most decorated track cyclist. The Team USA star finished third in Sunday’s elimination race after making it down to the final three along with Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) and France’s Valentine Fortin. Italian American Vale...

Filippo Ganna has written another wonderful page in the novel of his legendary career. With a comeback bordering on the human, the Italian phenomenon beat Britain's Dan Bigham in the final of the individual pursuit to become World Cycling Champion in Gasgow, Scotland. For him, therefore, it is the sixth world title in the specialty, a figure that i...

Ten years ago, while exploring the Renaissance city of Mantua in Lombardy, I bumped into a bunch of cyclists embarking on a “bike and barge” trip all the way to Venice. It sounded like the perfect way to hit the quiet backroads of the little-known Polesine region, which surrounds the Po River and stretches to the Adriatic. Finally, here I am, joini...