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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. […]

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 […]

The Recon Ride Podcast – Giro d’Italia 2017 Rest Day Round-Up II

22 May

Episode 72: Giro d’Italia 2017, Part III Bit of a name change here, as this is now the Giro d’Italia Rest Day Round-Up, but the fine content and sharp analysis brought to you by Dane and myself remains the same as we head into the Giro’s nightmarish final week. Subscribe: iTunes |RSS | Download Episode […]

How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2017 – Stages 10-15

22 May

Tom Dumoulin proves his mettle as a reasonable GC contender, Sunweb rises to the team challenge, one normal sprint, one crazy sprint, and loads of anticipation for this Giro’s final week. And another big thank you to Eurosport. Lest we forget, there are also HTRWW videos for Giro 2017 Stages 5-9 and Giro 2017 Stages […]

The Recon Ride Podcast – Giro d’Italia 2017, Part II

15 May

Episode 71: Giro d’Italia 2017, Part II After the first big GC shake up, what’s in store for riders at #Giro100. Dane and I have your back once again. Subscribe: iTunes |RSS | Download Episode (mp3)

How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2017 – Stages 5-9

15 May

Some breakaways, a crazy sprint, the occasional crash, some colossal organizational errors, and the Giro’s first big GC shake up. Stages 5-9 were many things, but they certainly weren’t boring. Here’s a second HTRWW installment for the 2017 Giro, thanks to the good rightsholders at Eurosport. Don’t forget to catch up on Giro Stages 1-4. […]

How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2017 – Stages 1-4

10 May

Four stages, four separate winners, four new leaders—the start of the 2017 Giro has more than delivered. Catch up on all the action—espcially the bits you might have missed the first time—from the non-sprint on Stage 1, to the echelons on Stage 3, to yesterday’s climb to the top of Mount Etna. All legit, thanks […]

The Recon Ride Podcast – Giro d’Italia 2017, Part I

4 May

Episode 70: Giro d’Italia 2017, Part I It’s an interview-packed show as we roll into the Grand Tour season! Join Dane Cash and I and Bauke Mollema and Jim Ochowicz and yes, even Chris Froome as we preview this year’s race. Subscribe: iTunes |RSS | Download Episode (mp3)

The Recon Ride Podcast – Liege – Bastogne – Liege 2017

20 Apr

Episode 69: Liege – Bastogne – Liege 2017 It’s always a little sad to see the Spring Classics go, but LBL is a more than reasonable send-off, with longer hills, deeper forests, post-er post-industrial cities, and a complex, challenging finale. Subscribe: iTunes |RSS | Download Episode (mp3)