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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)

The Recon Ride Podcast – La Fleche Wallonne – Amstel Gold 2017

13 Apr

Episode 68: La Fleche Wallonne / Amstel Gold 2017 Into the Ardennes we go—by way of Limburg, at least. A new finish at Amstel and a new(ish) route at FW attempt to stir the pot in terms of tactics, while Dane and I ponder the question: is change really necessary? Subscribe: iTunes |RSS | Download […]

The Recon Ride Podcast – Paris-Roubaix 2017

7 Apr

Episode 67: Paris-Roubaix 2017 The aptly-named Hell of the North, the Queen of the Classics, the last of the crazy races, etc, etc, etc. Last year’s winner Mathew Hayman of Orica-Scott drops by to share some inside knowledge and a little dry Aussie humor as Dane and I run through the cobbles and contenders. Subscribe: […]

The Recon Ride – Tour of Flanders 2017

30 Mar

Episode 66: Tour of Flanders 2017 The biggest bike race in the country that understands cycling better than any other—you better believe this one’s a big deal. E3 podium finisher Oliver Naesen drops in to brief Dane Cash and I on Ag2r’s recent classic surge, and his plans to take on prohibitive race favorites Greg […]

The Recon Ride – E3 Harelbeke / Gent-Wevelgem 2017

22 Mar

Episode 65: E3 Harelbeke / Gent-Wevelgem 2017 ♫ “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” ♫ Join Dane Cash and I as we get into the heart of the classics season with this week’s weekend-ish Double Feature at E3 and Gent Wevelgem. Bergs and cobbles, a giant art deco angel statue, and loads and […]

How The Race Was Won – Milan-Sanremo 2017

20 Mar

Hooray! Another season of #HTRWW is upon us! Thanks to CyclingTips, you can now take a delightful tour of the 2017 Milan-Sanremo, which differentiated itself from recent years with fewer crashes, a steadier pace, and a new take on teamwork over the final two climbs—but would this change the overall outcome? Click the play button […]

The Recon Ride Podcast – Milan-Sanremo 2017

16 Mar

Episode 65: Milan-Sanremo 2017 Back to the one-days by way of a middle-of-the-night (my time) interview with former winner (and solid contender this time around) John Degenkolb of Trek-Segafredo. For me, Sanremo is really when the meat of the season gets underway, and I (along Dane Cash, obvs) am always happy to share my thoughts […]

The Recon Ride Podcast – Tirreno-Adriatico 2017

7 Mar

Episode 64: Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 Ah—now here’s the real Grand Tour prep, never mind all that crazy racing at Paris-Nice this year. Big names but maybe a thin course in terms of prep for May and July? Dane and I, as always, will discuss. And you, hopefully, will listen. Subscribe: iTunes |RSS | Download Episode (mp3)

The Recon Ride Podcast – Paris-Nice 2017

3 Mar

Episode 63: Paris-Nice 2017 The “Race to the Sun” (glad I got that out of the way) has lost some start list prestige in recent years, but Dane Cash and I felt bad enough about it to give it a pity podcast just the same. Subscribe: iTunes |RSS | Download Episode (mp3)

The Recon Ride Podcast – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad / Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2017

23 Feb

Episode 62: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad / Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2017 No, your eyes do not deceive you—that is indeed the Cyclingnews logo on our latest podcast, and Dane Cash and I do not disappoint on our new platform as we preview what is (regardless of what anyone else says) the REAL opening of the 2017 road cycling […]