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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 […]

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. Thanks again to Eurosport for the footage; you can find more on […]

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. […]

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/

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 […]

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. Subscribe: iTunes |RSS | Download Episode (mp3)

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. […]

The Recon Ride Podcast – Criterium du Dauphine 2017

31 May

Episode 72: Criterium du Dauphine 2017 And the run in to the Tour de France begins with its most notable stepping-stone event. But does a sharper and steeper parcours signal a change away from being a mere training race? Dane and I investigate. Subscribe: iTunes |RSS | Download Episode (mp3)

How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2017 – Stages 16-21

29 May

Phew—what a solid little last week to a pretty fantastic Grand Tour. Isolation, teamwork, poop, loss-limiting, just a touch of a panache, and a wonderfully tight GC battle all the way down to the last rider off on the last day’s TT. Enjoy it, folks—the good ones don’t come around that often. HTRWW videos for […]

How The How The Race Was Won Was Made

25 May

For as long as I’ve been making these, people have been asking how long it takes. Now you can see for yourself (sort of). The finished video is here: http://cyclocosm.com/2017/05/how-the-race-was-won-giro-ditalia-2017-stages-10-15/, though the kitchen sequence is actually from here: http://cyclocosm.com/2017/05/how-the-race-was-won-giro-ditalia-2017-stages-5-9/. Stages 1-4, if you’re curious, are here: http://cyclocosm.com/2017/05/how-the-race-was-won-giro-ditalia-2017-stages-1-4/ And the Recon Ride (Rest Day Round-Up?) recorded […]