The Recon Ride – E3 Harelbeke / Gent-Wevelgem 2017

22 Mar

Episode 65: E3 Harelbeke / Gent-Wevelgem 2017

♫ “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” ♫ Join Dane Cash and I as we get into the heart of the classics season with this week’s weekend-ish Double Feature at E3 and Gent Wevelgem. Bergs and cobbles, a giant art deco angel statue, and loads and loads of potential race outcome options.

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How The Race Was Won – Milan-Sanremo 2017

20 Mar

Hooray! Another season of #HTRWW is upon us! Thanks to CyclingTips, you can now take a delightful tour of the 2017 Milan-Sanremo, which differentiated itself from recent years with fewer crashes, a steadier pace, and a new take on teamwork over the final two climbs—but would this change the overall outcome? Click the play button and find out now.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Milan-Sanremo 2017

16 Mar

Episode 65: Milan-Sanremo 2017

Back to the one-days by way of a middle-of-the-night (my time) interview with former winner (and solid contender this time around) John Degenkolb of Trek-Segafredo. For me, Sanremo is really when the meat of the season gets underway, and I (along Dane Cash, obvs) am always happy to share my thoughts about what this Sunday holds.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Tirreno-Adriatico 2017

7 Mar

Episode 64: Tirreno-Adriatico 2017

Ah—now here’s the real Grand Tour prep, never mind all that crazy racing at Paris-Nice this year. Big names but maybe a thin course in terms of prep for May and July? Dane and I, as always, will discuss. And you, hopefully, will listen.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Paris-Nice 2017

3 Mar

Episode 63: Paris-Nice 2017

The “Race to the Sun” (glad I got that out of the way) has lost some start list prestige in recent years, but Dane Cash and I felt bad enough about it to give it a pity podcast just the same.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad / Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2017

23 Feb

Episode 62: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad / Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2017

No, your eyes do not deceive you—that is indeed the Cyclingnews logo on our latest podcast, and Dane Cash and I do not disappoint on our new platform as we preview what is (regardless of what anyone else says) the REAL opening of the 2017 road cycling season.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Tour Down Under 2017

15 Jan

The Recon Ride Tour Down Under 2017

Episode 61: Tour Down Under 2017

Why it seems like just two months ago Dane Cash and I were recapping the 2016 season…because it was. And now suddenly there are WorldTour bike races again. I have feelings about this, and about the number of self-advertising Persian Gulf countries in the pro peloton, and about how the lack of a swimming stage puts Richie Porte at a distinct disadvantage. And you can hear all of it in the latest Recon Ride podcast.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Off-Season 2016

14 Nov

The Recon Ride Off-Season 2016

Episode 60: The Offseason 2016/2017

As has been said many times, there’s always next year. Dane Cash and I take a look into rider transfers, rule changes, and team realignments, as well as making a brief look back on the year that was in the professional road scene.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – UCI World Championships 2016

14 Oct

The Recon Ride World Championships 2016

Episode 59: World Championship Road Race 2016

The UCI World Championships Elite Men’s Road Race finds itself in a very unusual location this time around—though Qatar is not *entirely* foreign to the sport. With Andy Hood calling in on-site from the venue, Dane Cash and I talk about the not-exactly-ordinary course, conditions, and culture offered by Doha, and toss out the usual race predictions.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Il Lombardia 2016

29 Sep

The Recon Ride Il Lombardia 2016

Episode 58: Il Lombardia 2016

Though the World Championships does fall later on the calendar this year, Lombardia remains a last-chance saloon of sorts for one-day riders seeking a top tier win. As Dane Cash and I discuss—with a guest appearance by Ciclismo Internacional’s Pablo Martín Palermo—the race doesn’t need any drama to bring it further presence on the calendar, but the continuing saga of UCI points and World Tour relegation do highten the tension this time around.

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