The Recon Ride Podcast: Vuelta a Espana 2015, Part 2

1 Sep

Vuleta a Espana, Part 2

Episode 25: Vuelta a Espana 2015, Part 2
After a wild first week that saw a couple young GC surprises (and crashes drop a few GC favorites), Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I catch up on the Vuelta, and look ahead at its truly brutal second week—including an 11th stage of near-unprecedented inhumanity.

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The Recon Ride Podcast: GP Ouest-France 2015

28 Aug

GP Ouest France-Plouay

Episode 24: GP Ouest-France
The GP Ouest-France is that big French one-day that isn’t Paris-Roubaix. No cobbles, no bergs, but instead a rolling circuit which is fiendishly good at holding the breakaway/bunch sprint decision until the last moment. Listen as Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) guest interviewee Giacomo Nizzolo of Trek Factory Racing, and myself discuss the parcours, rattle off the likely contenders, and pontificate on the role of the race in the ever-changing cycling calendar.

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Vuelta a Espana, Part 1

21 Aug

Vuleta a Espana 2015

Episode 23: Vuelta a Espana, Part 1
Ah, the dreamer’s race. This is the Grand Tour you win when you can’t win a Grand Tour—except, apparently, for this year’s start list. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I examine the contenders, evaluate the event as a whole, and even make a few guesses at stage winners for the first 10 days.

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Eneco Tour 2015

8 Aug

ENECO Tour 2015

Episode 22: Eneco Tour
One of my favorite races that I never have as much time as I’d like to watch, Eneco Tour combines a variety of Classics-esq courses found around the BeNeLux region for a unique test of riding ability. (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) discus potential winners, the general coolness of the course, and even work in a quick chat about it with Lotto-Soudal’s Jurgen Roelandts.

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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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