The Recon Ride Podcast – ENECO Tour 2016

18 Sep

The Recon Ride ENECO Tour 2016

Episode 57: ENECO Tour 2016

No one disputes that the Spring Classics are awesome, and the ENECO Tour smartly re-packages them into a week-long stage race in September. As the WorldTour draws to a close, Dane Cash and I discuss the likely favorites and the surprising conclusion to the season, which could see the winningest squad from this year’s Tour de France dropped from the top tier of the sport. You should also read Dane’s extended essay on why that’s exactly how the WorldTour is supposed to work.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – GP Quebec and GP Montreal 2016

8 Sep

The Recon Ride GP Quebec & GP Montreal

Episode 56: GP Quebec & GP Montreal

The UCI WorldTour comes to Noth America and Dane Cash himself heads up to Canada to score interviews with BMC’s Greg van Avermaet and reigning Montreal champ Tim Wellens of Lotto-Soudal. Oh right—and Dane and I discuss and prognosticate on these unique, underrated, and perhaps slightly misplaced one-day events.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Vuelta a Espana 2016, Part 3

6 Sep

The Recon Ride Vuelta a Espana 2016 Part 3

Episode 55: Vuelta a Espana, Part 3

As we head into the third week, the unpredictability has continued, but Quintana has also solidified his lead. Dane Cash and I go over the last chances for the Movistar rider’s competitors, and discuss the controversies and remaining racing with Eurosport’s Felix Lowe.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Vuelta a Espana 2016, Part 2

30 Aug

The Recon Ride Vuelta a Espana 2016 Part 2

Episode 54: Vuelta a Espana, Part 2

All I can really say is I’d love to have been watching more of this race live. Dane Cash go through the entertaining twists and turns of the first 10 days, and preview the hills and excursions into France slated for this second week.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 30:06 — 41.4MB)

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France 2016

26 Aug

The Recon Ride Bretagne Classic - Ouest-France 2016

Episode 53: Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France 2016

Not exactly sure why I even bother to put a date after the ever-changing name of this event, but poor event branding not withstanding, while Dane Cash and I have comparatively little to say on this largely underrated race, the overwhelming majority of it is pretty positive.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 25:24 — 34.9MB)

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The Recon Ride Podcast – 2016 Vuelta a Espana, Part 1

18 Aug

The Recon Ride Vuelta a Espana 2016, Part 1

Episode 52: 2016 Vuelta a Espana, Part 1

The third Grand Tour of the year has a start list that you couldn’t be blamed for confusing with the second. With all the route data—and some help from Trek-Segafredo’s Kiel Reijnen—we work through all the important details.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 46:57 — 64.5MB)

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Olympic Road Race 2016

4 Aug

The Recon Ride Olympic Road Race 2016

Episode 51: Olympic Road Race 2016

I don’t beat around the bush that the Quadrennial Entity isn’t exactly my favorite sporting event in the world. But Dane Cash is enough of a fan that…*sigh* I guess we can do a podcast on it.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 38:54 — 53.5MB)

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Clasica San Sebastian 2016

28 Jul

The Recon Ride Clasica San Sebastian 2016

Episode 50: Clasica San Sebastian 2016

I’m off the grid this weekend, but Dane and I still recorded a podcast. I’m expecting it to be live on his site by now, but since this is an auto-scheduled post, YMMV. San Sebastián is a cool race regardless, and one that deserves quite a bit more attention.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 28:30 — 39.2MB)

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How The Race Was Won – 2016 Tour de France, Stages 17-21

26 Jul

And with this final TdF video for Week 3, the 2016 Tour is a wrap. Be sure to check out the episodes 1, 2, 3 and the preview video as well.

As always, huge thanks to Scott and CyclingTips for making it happen. Shirt by me.

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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.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 34:49 — 47.8MB)

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