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Il Lombardia 2015 – The Recon Ride Podcast p/b VeloNews

1 Oct

Episode 29: Il Lombardia 2015 The Recon Ride Powered by VeloNews rolls into the end of the season for the fifth and final “monument” of the year—a mere six months since the last one. With an ever-evolving course that seems to have no middle ground between horrifically rainy and story-tale picturesque, Dane Cash (@velohuman / […]

The Recon Ride Podcast p/b VeloNews – UCI World Road Championships 2015

24 Sep

Episode 28: Richmond UCI World Road Championships 2015 In our inaugural Powered by VeloNews edition of the Recon Ride, Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I discuss the general weirdness of world champion events and racing, examine the surprisingly thoughtful race course, go over the favorites, and check in with Taylor Phinney, Sep Vanmarcke, and […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: GP Quebec and GP Montreal 2015

10 Sep

Episode 27: GP Quebec & GP Montreal 2015 With worlds in North America and the Vuelta improving/degenerating into a pain-fest, the French Canadian GPs are especially prominent this year. Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I discuss the two urban circuits (yes!) and highlight the favorites, even scoring a few interviews along the way. […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Vuelta a Espana 2015, Part 3

8 Sep

Episode 26: Vuelta a Espana 2015, Part 3 The unprecedented brutality of this second week in the 2015 Vuelta truly delivered, but turned out a GC standing that was anything but expected. Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I recap the casualties, assess the surprise contenders, and—with help from Velonews’ European correspondant Andrew Hood—make prognostications […]

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

1 Sep

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 / and I catch up on the Vuelta, and look ahead at its truly brutal second week—including an 11th stage of near-unprecedented inhumanity. […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: GP Ouest-France 2015

28 Aug

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 / guest interviewee Giacomo Nizzolo of Trek Factory Racing, and myself […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Vuelta a Espana, Part 1

21 Aug

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 / and I examine the contenders, evaluate the event as a whole, and even make a few guesses at stage […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Eneco Tour 2015

8 Aug

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 / discus potential winners, the general coolness of the course, and even […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour de Pologne 2015

31 Jul

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 / 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 […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Clasica San Sebastian 2015

30 Jul

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 / and I talk about the race, along with its history, contenders and parcours, and then bug Trek Factory Racing’s Bauke Mollema […]