The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour de Pologne 2015

31 Jul

Tour de Pologne 2015

Episode 21: Tour de Pologne
Not unlike San Sebastian, the Tour of Poland falls into a weird spot in the calendar. But as Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I explore, it’s a surprisingly unique event, with a habit of turning up new champions, and maybe more in common with the Belgian races in April than the upcoming Spanish one in August.

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How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2015

30 Jul

So, given that I wasn’t going to be able to get this done anywhere near the actual end of the Tour de France, I took a shot a mostly comprehensive take on the GC race into a single episode. Lots of links to other videos (things are interrelated—who knew?) so hopefully YouTube won’t take it down. And don’t forget to fill out the survey! Music: https://soundcloud.com/viscera-pulp/viscera-pulp-imperial-march

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Clasica San Sebastian 2015

30 Jul

Tour de France 2015

Episode 20: Clasica San Sebastian 2015
The name insists this race is a classic, but it feels little young, and a little undervalued to warrant that admittedly meaningless distinction. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I talk about the race, along with its history, contenders and parcours, and then bug Trek Factory Racing’s Bauke Mollema and ShoddyCycling’s Dave Everett to fill us in a little more.

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour de France 2015, Part III

21 Jul

Tour de France 2015

Episode 19: Tour de France 2015, Part III
With five stages remaining, the 2015 Tour GC race seems depressingly settled, but lesser placements, the KOM competition, and several glorious mountain-top finishes remain. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I bug CyclingTips’ Shane Stokes from his French accommodations to tell us more about the situation on the ground, and make some predictions/reflections on this year’s event.

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour de France 2015, Part II

12 Jul

Tour de France 2015

Episode 18: Tour de France 2015, Part II
So nine stages in and we somehow still have a highly-competitive race. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I recap the previous week, talk a bit with Bicycling’s Whit Yost (@whityost), who’s recently returned from the Tour itself, and make some predictions on what will happen as the peloton finally enters the mountains.

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour de France 2015, Part I

1 Jul

Tour de France 2015

Episode 17: Tour de France 2015, Part I
Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I dissect the storylines and first week of the sport’s biggest event. [SPOILER ALERT] I expect the first nine days to be relatively nervous.

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour de Suisse 2015

11 Jun

Tour de Suisse 2015

Episode 16: Tour de Suisse 2015
There’s a lot to try and cover in a race this wide-open, especially given that it’s set to take place over nine freakin’ days. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) has a slightly more positive take, but for me, this year’s Tour de Suisse marks a pretty big missed opportunity to present the public accessible, compelling racing in the run-up to the sport’s biggest show.

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Criterium du Dauphine 2015

5 Jun

Criterium du Dauphine 2015

Episode 15: Criterium du Dauphine 2015
While many consider this the beginning of “TdF Season”, as Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I delve into this week, the Dauphine is more than just a tune-up event, and has historically been kind of a crummy predictor for the Tour. Listen in for the details on why, a preview of this years parcours, and even a few predictions.

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How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia – Stage 15

1 Jun

It’s one stage, and it’s the whole Giro. There weren’t major GC gaps at the top of the classification, but maybe there could have been. Purely speculative ♫…and to be real, it doesn’t matter anyway… ♫

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Giro d’Italia 2015, Part 3

25 May

Giro d'Italia 2015 Recon Ride Podcast Part 2

Episode 14: Giro d’Italia 2015, Part 3
Catch up on a crazy week with Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and myself, and preview what’s coming up for the last few days of the 2015 Giro d’Italia.

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