The Recon Ride: Tour de France 2016, Part 1

30 Jun

The Recon Ride Tour de France 2016

Episode 47: Tour de France, Part 1

The first portion of the biggest race of the year, and who better to discuss it with than Dane Cash of VeloHuman. Stages, parcours, contenders, predictions and other storylines flow, complete with actual analysis and discussion.

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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 watch over the coming three weeks. Thanks to Scott and CyclingTips, expect a few more updates as the tour unfolds.

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The Recon Ride: Tour de Suisse 2016

9 Jun

The Recon Ride Tour de Suisse 2016

Episode 46: Tour de Suisse

Can’t get enough Tour de France tuning-up? Join Dane Cash of VeloHuman and I as we preview the “other” TdF practice race-the one with just a little more flare that might actually stand on its own as an event.

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The Recon Ride: Criterium du Dauphine 2016

4 Jun

The Recon Ride Criterium du Dauphine 2016

Episode 45: Criterium du Dauphine

The Criterium du Dauphine is one of those races that would be better if riders actually specialized in one-week GC wins. Still, there’s plenty to talk about with Dane Cash as the impending Tour de France starts to bring storylines together.

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The Recon Ride: Giro d’Italia 2016 – Part III

23 May

The Recon Ride Giro d'Italia 2016 - Part III

Episode 44: Giro d’Italia 2016 – Part III

This Giro—so far—has really delivered. A relative unknown leads, a long-tabbed contender is in second, and the two prohibitive favorites coming in have gobs of time to make up. Dane Cash of VeloHuman and I cover what’s gone down, what’s likely to happen next, and why this race has been such a rare treat.

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The Recon Ride: Giro d’Italia 2016 – Part II

16 May

The Recon Ride Giro d'Italia 2016 - Part II

Episode 43: Giro d’Italia 2016 – Part 2

A lot went down in the first week of this year’s Giro, and then again, a lot didn’t. Dane Cash of VeloHuman and I discuss what that might mean for the coming two weeks and the emerging general classification competition, while highlighting a few names to keep an eye on moving forward.

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The Recon Ride: Giro d’Italia 2016 – Part I

4 May

The Recon Ride Giro d'Italia 2016 - Part I

Episode 42: Giro d’Italia 2016 – Part 1

The first Grand Tour of the year gets started this week in…the Netherlands? Join Dane Cash of VeloHuman and I as we delve into the reasons behind this, go through a quick overview of the event and favorites, and interview Astana’s Jacob Fuglsang and Trek-Segafredo’s Giacomo Nizzolo in our latest Recon Ride installment.

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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 and Scott.

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The Recon Ride – Tour de Romandie 2016

24 Apr

The Recon Ride Tour de Romandie 2016

Episode 41: Tour de Romandie 2016

It’s no secret I don’t much care for week-long stage races, but this one’s not so bad. Listen in as Dane Cash of VeloHuman and I discuss why that is, alongside other topics that make this last-stop Giro/first-stop Tour tune-up unique.

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The Recon Ride – Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2016

22 Apr

The Recon Ride Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2016

Episode 40: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2016

The sport’s oldest event sees a new course this year, and while I think it didn’t exactly need the adjustment, it sill gave me plenty of things to talk about with Dane Cash of VeloHuman. Favorites, climbs (categorized and otherwise), crashes, and the general gravitas of a 100+ year old event.

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