Launched at the end of last year and based in California, Peloton magazine has quickly established a loyal fan base on both sides of the Atlantic through some excellent coverage of the top-level road racing scene, great photography, insightful interviews and sometimes quirky articles, a recent celebration of the humble Belgian frite being particularly memorable.
Now, it has released its first film, Pillars of Italian Cycling, a 35-minute celebration of some of the country’s most renowned brands, focusing on bike makers Bianchi, Wilier and Carrera, tyre maker Vittoria, clothing firm Castelli and saddle manufacturer Fizik.
The beautifully shot film, which you can watch here, takes you behind the scenes at some of those companies’ factories and includes interviews with the people behind the brands plus some of those who use them, including legendary names such as Felice Gimondi, who rode Bianchi while winning the Tour de France, Vuelta and Giro d’Italia as well as the World Championships.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.