The Recon Ride – Tour de France 2016, Part 3

19 Jul

The Recon Ride Tour de France 2016

Episode 49: Tour de France, Part 3

Ok, so Team Sky and Chris Froome are definitely in charge of this year’s Tour de France. But a truly inhumane third week means the 2016 race is far from over. Dane Cash of of VeloHuman may have other opinions, and—after a thorough listen to our discussion—I’m sure you will, too.

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How The Week Was Won – 2016 Tour de France, Stages 10-16

19 Jul

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Never have I felt more like Walter Sobchak.

The Tour de France video for Week 3 (also check out the first week, second week and preview) was a lot of work. So much to unpack and re-assemble, especially a shambolic Stage 12 and a teeny-tiny bit of controversy over a sprint or two.

As always, huge thanks to Scott and CyclingTips for making it happen. Shirt by Pedal Power Training Solutions.

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How The Week Was Won – 2016 Tour de France, Stages 6-9

11 Jul

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Is it Stages 6 through 9, or 5 through 9, or ♫ workin’ 9-to-5, just tryin’ to make a livin’… ♫

Week 2’s Tour de France video (also check out the first week and preview) covers the fairly traditional ground of the GC even but notes that a lot of work is being done for not that much result, while some generally unlucky rivals have fared far better thus far.

Again, huge thanks to Scott and CyclingTips for making it happen, and yes—this weeks battle-worn shirt is Only Lance Network shirt is a thing you can buy

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The Recon Ride: Tour de France 2016, Part 2

11 Jul

The Recon Ride Tour de France 2016

Episode 48: Tour de France, Part 2

The Tour’s first week provided…actually, not all that much. Some chaotic sprints, to be sure, but on the GC front things remain barely separated even after nine stages. Dane Cash of of VeloHuman and I take in the relative inaction, make predictions for the upcoming week, and even revise and earlier choice or three.

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How The Week Was Won – 2016 Tour de France, Stages 1-5

7 Jul

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The first of our our new “How The Week Was Won” videos shows that despite some opportunity for mass disruption, the 2016 Tour has gotten off to a slow start—at least from the prospective of the overall classification. The result has been more than a few bonkers sprints, where experience and solid teamwork have mostly ruled the day. Check out the first “weekly” winner of this year’s TdF, and [SPOILERS] it’s a trend that’s continued into today’s stage, too.

Thanks to Scott and CyclingTips for making it happen, and yes—that t-shirt is a thing you can buy

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The Recon Ride: Tour de France 2016, Part 1

30 Jun

The Recon Ride Tour de France 2016

Episode 47: Tour de France, Part 1

The first portion of the biggest race of the year, and who better to discuss it with than Dane Cash of VeloHuman. Stages, parcours, contenders, predictions and other storylines flow, complete with actual analysis and discussion.

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How The Week Was Won – 2016 Tour de France Video Preview

27 Jun

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What’s that? Time for a video about the 2016 Tour? Sure, why not. Just let me get the bucket…

Though obviously there’ll be more detail and discussion in the forthcoming TdF Recon Ride podcasts, here’s a quick video synopsis of this year’s Tour and storylines, plus a couple of things that might be interesting to watch over the coming three weeks. Thanks to Scott and CyclingTips, expect a few more updates as the tour unfolds.

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The Recon Ride: Tour de Suisse 2016

9 Jun

The Recon Ride Tour de Suisse 2016

Episode 46: Tour de Suisse

Can’t get enough Tour de France tuning-up? Join Dane Cash of VeloHuman and I as we preview the “other” TdF practice race-the one with just a little more flare that might actually stand on its own as an event.

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The Recon Ride: Criterium du Dauphine 2016

4 Jun

The Recon Ride Criterium du Dauphine 2016

Episode 45: Criterium du Dauphine

The Criterium du Dauphine is one of those races that would be better if riders actually specialized in one-week GC wins. Still, there’s plenty to talk about with Dane Cash as the impending Tour de France starts to bring storylines together.

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The Recon Ride: Giro d’Italia 2016 – Part III

23 May

The Recon Ride Giro d'Italia 2016 - Part III

Episode 44: Giro d’Italia 2016 – Part III

This Giro—so far—has really delivered. A relative unknown leads, a long-tabbed contender is in second, and the two prohibitive favorites coming in have gobs of time to make up. Dane Cash of VeloHuman and I cover what’s gone down, what’s likely to happen next, and why this race has been such a rare treat.

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