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How The Race Was Won – Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2014

28 Apr

You can make a donation for this week’s fresh beats: https://soundcloud.com/cosmocatalano/liege-bastogne-liege-chorale-kazakh-beats-orchestra-remix The action was back-loaded into this year’s event, but the sudden swings of fortune and what-if moments were all still there in abundance. In many ways, the riders were one, but they were not the same… [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

How The Race Was Won – Amstel Gold 2014

21 Apr

Cars, furniture, wind, position battle, a dangling escape, and a a breakaway rider who perhaps overestimated his strength. Rap metal light opera accompaniment from UnderGunned Productions: https://soundcloud.com/undergunnedproductions/modern-major-generals-song-1 [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

How The Race Was Won – Paris-Roubaix 2014

14 Apr

Don’t grab door handles. Don’t compensate for bad position by driving relentlessly to the front. Do attack once and make it stick. Don’t hire these guys to film your velodrome. Oh, right—the boat: http://cyclocosm.com/2013/07/how-the-race-was-won-tour-de-france-2013-stages-1-4/ [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

How The Race Was Won – Tour of Flanders 2014

7 Apr

Otherwise known as the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Maybe next year I will use the actual Dutch. There were a lot of crashes, but between Greg VanAvermaet’s animation and OPQS’s over-extension, it turned into a pretty active little race. This week’s outro music: https://soundcloud.com/velobeats/velobeats-cobble-and-bass [iPad/iPhone/m4v or if you're in Germany, where for some reason, YouTube can't […]

How The Race Was Won – Gent-Wevelgem 2014

31 Mar

What this classic lacks in high-profile obstacles, it makes up for in rich historical appeal. After all, The More You Know™. [iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn't work]

How The Race Was Won – Milan-Sanremo 2014

24 Mar

New climb, old climb, no climb—it’s a long-ass race and the weather was bad. Can you even really call it a bunch sprint if the “bunch” is less than 30 riders? [iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn't work]

How The Race Was Won – Paris-Nice 2014

17 Mar

The newly-revamped course for the French spring opener makes for a whole lot of racing for a single HTRWW episode. [iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn't work]

How The Race Was Won – Strade Bianche 2014

10 Mar

Gravel, splits, crashes, team tactics, bold attacks, Mario Cipollini and a finishing climb into a walled citadel—what more could you ask for? [iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn't work]

How The Race Was Won – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2014

3 Mar

An absurdly active race for a season-opener, with all the usual classics mayhem in spite if the UCI’s new rules. Omega Pharma’s Niki Terpstra was the most active and Belkin the most aggressive, but the opportunities abounded for all sorts of ambitious opportunists. [iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn't work]

How The Race Was Won – Santos Tour Down Under 2014

27 Jan

[iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn't work] Now Australia can’t say I’ve never done anything for them. The Tour Down Under is definitely an increasingly legit event, well-organized, with challenging, selective courses. But eventually it’s going to have to get a little closer to the rest of the season to really evolve into something more than […]