The Recon Ride Podcast – Vuelta a Espana 2017

16 Aug

Episode 77: Vuelta a Espana 2017

The Vuelta is the weirdest and I think most consistently entertaining of the three Grand Tours. Between Alberto Contador’s swan song, Tour winner Chris Foome on the start list, and the thoughts of BMC’s Rohan Dennis, our first podcast on the 2017 event hopes to live up to that standard.

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Alberto Contador’s Retirement – Cyclingnews Podcast

12 Aug

Alberto Contador’s Retirement – Cyclingnews Podcast

I was honored to join Dane Cash, Cyclingnews Editor Daniel Benson and Trek-Segafredo’s Koen de Kort on the Cyclingnews Podcast this week to discuss the just-announced retirement of Alberto Contador following this year’s Vuelta a Espana.

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How The Race Was Won – 2017 Tour de France – Stages 16-21

24 Jul

So the last week may have been a teeny bit anti-climatic, but the 2017 Tour remains the closest and most competitive event in recent memory. By forcing the contenders out of their usual routine, it showed once again that the eventual winner might not get enough credit for his mastery of the aspects of bike racing outside watts-per-kilo.

Thanks again to Eurosport for the footage; you can find more on the 2017 Tour de France at their website: http://www.eurosport.com/cycling/

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Tour de France 2017, Rest Day Round-Up 2

17 Jul

Episode 76: Tour de France 2017, Recon Ride Rest Day Round-Up 2

This is shaping up into a nice little Tour de France, is it not? Still tough to bet against Froome and Sky, but Dane and I have picks apletny that might not be so obvious in one of the closest races in a decade.

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How The Race Was Won – 2017 Tour de France – Stages 10-15

17 Jul

Good gravy, that was a fun week—lead changes, surprise attacks, Dan Martin being the beast of all beasts—one can only hope the final six stages deliver in as fine a fashion. Be sure to catch up on Stages 1-9 if you haven’t already.
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The Recon Ride Podcast – Tour de France 2017, Rest Day Round-Up 1

10 Jul

Episode 75: Tour de France 2017, Recon Ride Rest Day Round-Up

Nine stages down, twelve to go. We’ve seen some rivals falter and others outshine expectations. Plus a little more than anyone wants to hear from a race jury, and pure exellence on a single (double?) speed. Follow-up on storylines and see what’s coming next.

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How The Race Was Won – 2017 Tour de France – Stages 1-9

10 Jul

A wild first nine days, and certainly no shortage of action—though I’d obviously prefer if we’d gotten a little more of it from the riders a little less from the race jury.

Thanks again to Eurosport for the footage; you can find more on the 2017 Tour de France at their website: http://www.eurosport.com/cycling/

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How The Race Was Won – 2016 Tour de France Recap / 2017 Tour de France Preview

30 Jun

The 2017 Tour starts tomorrow—and what better way to prep than with a quick preview and recap of last year? A huge thanks as always to Eurosport for working with me on this, and if you crave a deeper dissection of last year’s race, check out the How The Week Was Won series I did with CyclingTips:
TdF 2016 Preview
TdF 2016, Stages 1-5
TdF 2016, Stages 6-9
TdF 2016, Stages 10-16
TdF 2016, Stages 17-21

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Tour de France 2017, Part 1

28 Jun

Episode 74: Tour de France 2017, Part 1

It’s that time of year, kids—get ready for the non-stop headlines, high drama and actual TV access of the Tour de France! Dane and I highlight the key stages, run through the favorites and even offer a few predictions.

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The Recon Ride Podcast -Tour de Suisse 2017

7 Jun

Episode 73: Tour de Suisse 2017

Well-assembled but long-running seems to be the theme at the Tour de Suisse. While that might set the race back as TdF prep, it certainly hasn’t hurt attracting riders actually marking it on their calendar for the win, as Dane and I discuss with our usual wit and vigor.

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