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How The Race Was Won – Tour of Flanders 2016

4 Apr

Summing up Tour of Flanders in five minutes is always a challenge. Key points—aggressive racing early didn’t pay off, things calmed down a lot in the middle, Cancellara passing on the move did have some logic to it, and the critical moments were a lot closer than you might think.

The Recon Ride Podcast – Tour of Flanders 2016

31 Mar

Episode 37: Tour of Flanders I don’t like to point out any one show (or event) as a favorite, but I will say that Dane Cash of VeloHuman, CyclingTips‘ US Editor Neal Rogers and I had some outstanding conversation this week, examining and prognosticating about this 100th edition of the most important race in cycling’s […]

The Recon Ride Podcast – E3 Harelbeke / Gent-Wevelgem 2016

23 Mar

Episode 36: E3 Harelbeke / Gent-Wevelgem Classics season is underway in earnest. Dane Cash of VeloHuman brings on-the-ground experience from his Belgian trip last season as we talk about the courses, climbs, crosswinds, and prospective podiums. Podcast: Download (Duration: 39:41 — 54.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes|RSS Photo by Dane Cash.

How The Race Was Won – Milan-Sanremo 2016

21 Mar

So—probably just going to be a handful of these this year, but you should thank the good people at CyclingTips that there are any at all. Sanremo was the first race I ever did (back in 2009) and one of my favorites. But between the crashes and the lack of attacks, I think it may […]

The Recon Ride Podcast – Volta a Catalunya 2016

20 Mar

Episode 35: Volta a Catalunya 2016 The Volta a Catalunya is a great race and an old race, but underproduced and out of place on the WorldTour calendar–or at least that’s what I think. Dane Cash of VeloHuman, who was at the event itself last year, has some different thoughts as we pick some potential […]

The Recon Ride Podcast – Milan-Sanremo 2016

17 Mar

Episode 34: Milan-Sanremo 2016 The World Tour’s longest race also brings the most compressed action, but I’m pretty resigned to thinking this thing is always going to be a sprint. Dane Cash of VeloHuman and I discuss the good and the bad of that, tab a few favorites, and even get some on-the-ground info from […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tirreno-Adriatico 2016

6 Mar

Episode 33: Tirreno-Adriatico 2016 A mid-week stage race that’s comfortable with who it is, but at the same time isn’t afraid to try new things. That’s the Tinder Profile for Tirreno-Adriatico, and in this latest edition of the Recon Ride Dane Cash of VeloHuman and I tell you when to swipe left, when to swipe […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Paris-Nice 2016

3 Mar

Episode 32: Paris-Nice 2016 After last week’s Belgian season opener, the eyes of the sport head to France where a storied event becomes ever more undermined by the organization that owns it. Dane Cash of VeloHuman talk about the ins, outs, stages, implications, contenders, and maybe—just maybe—make a few accurate predictions. Podcast: Download (Duration: […]

Deconstructing Self-Destruction

1 Feb

I got into a little Twitter dust-up this weekend with VeloNews’ John Bradley. It wasn’t on purpose—yes, I did tweet a rebuke at him, but it was based largely on my misinterpreting something he’d written. @johnwbradley @velonews shop your feelings away. Strong take. — (@Cyclocosm) January 31, 2016 @johnwbradley @velonews my apologies. My interpretation […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour Down Under 2016

16 Jan

Episode 31: Santos Tour Down Under 2016 Hello, yes—it’s not really road season yet, but Dane Cash of VeloHuman and I are back to entertain (and even discuss) the notion that the Tour Down Under might actually be a WorldTour event. Some fantastic course features have been worked back into the route, and a compressed […]