The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour of Flanders 2015

4 Apr

Tour of Flanders Recon Ride Podcast

Episode 7: Tour of Flanders
An interview-filled edition on what I consider the biggest race of the year, The Tour of Flanders. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) is on-site in Belgium, snaring interviews with Sep Vanmarcke, Patrick Lefevere, and Gerraint Thomas, while I pour over course profiles and archival footage, all to give you the best pre-race rundown available.

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The Week in Bike #63 – Talent Retention

3 Apr

Because this is a news show or something, Catalunya, Trofeo Binda, Gent-Wevelgem, herding a peloton of cats, weather, motors, reporting, impressions, Be King of America, Flanders, banking on upstream sources with the optimism of a Californian water manager in the 1960s.

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How The Race Was Won – Gent-Wevelgem 2015

30 Mar

Another one of those (lol) Sprinters’ Classics. Nice to have the crosswinds kick the living daylights out of it this time around, resulting in a very different, strangely tactical conclusion.

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The Week in Bike #62 – Plus Ça Change

27 Mar

E3, Cancellara, The Recon Ride, minor league, analysis, highlights, Wiggle-Honda, Fedrigo by not a nose, Catalunya GC mayhem, next HTRWW, morphophobia, electronic shifting, motors…or an actual problem

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The Recon Ride Podcast: E3 Harelbeke / Gent-Wevelgem 2015

26 Mar

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Episode 6: E3 Harelbeke / Gent-Wevelgem
A double-feature on the start of what Ted King once called The Fourth Grand Tour. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I discuss the first two big classics of the season, I make a rare outsider pick while discussing the top favorites, and we have quick chat on AG2R’s recent classics upgrades with Hugo Houle.

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How The Race Was Won – Milan-Sanremo 2015

23 Mar

Sure, it ended in a sprint—but a sprinters’ classic? Hardly. Attacks, crashes, teamwork and especially the ever-present battle for position all played a huge role long before riders reached the final K.

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Volta a Catalunya 2015

21 Mar

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Episode 5: Volta a Catalunya 2015 Pre-race Show
Unlike the previous episode, Catalunya is a race I’ve never taken too deep a look at before. But at the insistence of Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) I fumble through the stages and start list, and try to prognosticate on things that might happen and people who might win.

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The Week in Bike #61 – Public Relations

20 Mar

Last week, puppy, Paris-Nice, that other race, How The Race Was Worn, Nokere Koerse, GP Nobili, Sanremo, women, Ronde van Drenthe, UCI recap, Wild, Novilon Eurocup, WorldTour, TUEs, CIRC, process, Cookson, some charity rider, Mertens, puppy.

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Milan-Sanremo 2015

19 Mar

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Episode 4: Milan-Sanremo 2015 Pre-race Show
Obviously, I’m excited to be moving on to the classics—especially the event that inspired the inaugural HTRWW. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I discuss La Primavera, likely favorites, “sprinters’ classics”, and the hidden battles that make Sanremo great.

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How The Race Was Won – Paris-Nice 2015

16 Mar

Not my favorite race of the year, but a few interesting GC days more than made up for the lack of crosswinds in the early going. A predictable winner, though he took a strange route to get there.

(In Germany or otherwise having trouble watching on YouTube? It’s on Vimeo, too)

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