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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 […]

How The Race Was Won – 2016 Tour de France, Stages 17-21

26 Jul

And with this final TdF video for Week 3, the 2016 Tour is a wrap. Be sure to check out the episodes 1, 2, 3 and the preview video as well. As always, huge thanks to Scott and CyclingTips for making it happen. Shirt by me.

How The Week Was Won – 2016 Tour de France, Stages 10-16

19 Jul

Never have I felt more like Walter Sobchak. The Tour de France video for Week 3 (also check out the first week, second week and preview) was a lot of work. So much to unpack and re-assemble, especially a shambolic Stage 12 and a teeny-tiny bit of controversy over a sprint or two. As always, […]

How The Week Was Won – 2016 Tour de France, Stages 6-9

11 Jul

Is it Stages 6 through 9, or 5 through 9, or ♫ workin’ 9-to-5, just tryin’ to make a livin’… ♫ Week 2’s Tour de France video (also check out the first week and preview) covers the fairly traditional ground of the GC even but notes that a lot of work is being done for […]

How The Week Was Won – 2016 Tour de France, Stages 1-5

7 Jul

The first of our our new “How The Week Was Won” videos shows that despite some opportunity for mass disruption, the 2016 Tour has gotten off to a slow start—at least from the prospective of the overall classification. The result has been more than a few bonkers sprints, where experience and solid teamwork have mostly […]

How The Week Was Won – 2016 Tour de France Video Preview

27 Jun

What’s that? Time for a video about the 2016 Tour? Sure, why not. Just let me get the bucket… Though obviously there’ll be more detail and discussion in the forthcoming TdF Recon Ride podcasts, here’s a quick video synopsis of this year’s Tour and storylines, plus a couple of things that might be interesting to […]

How The Race Was Won – Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2016

25 Apr

No better way to end the spring season than a thin layer of heavy, damp snow, right? The weather certainly played a role, but tactics, vind vests, gearing, and even (maybe) the occasional spectator did too. Enjoy the schadenfreude that comes from knowing your local weather conditions are nowhere near this bad, courtesy of CyclingTips […]

How The Race Was Won – Amstel Gold 2016

18 Apr

Into the hills of the Netherlands, on a race course the favorites still seem to be trying to figure out. Yes, the action is end-loaded, but it’s pretty interesting this time around PLUS I hid a rider mis-identification toward the end totally on purpose to see if you’re paying attention and not at all because […]

How The Race Was Won – Paris-Roubaix 2016

11 Apr

Yeesh, what a race. Early splits, strong teamwork, crashes, epic saves—but it would all come down to who was best on the cobbles…or would it? A study in cycling, persistence, luck, and general exhaustion. Thanks as always to the good people at CyclingTips, with an assist from Scott.

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.