How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2017 – Stages 16-21

29 May

Phew—what a solid little last week to a pretty fantastic Grand Tour. Isolation, teamwork, poop, loss-limiting, just a touch of a panache, and a wonderfully tight GC battle all the way down to the last rider off on the last day’s TT. Enjoy it, folks—the good ones don’t come around that often.

HTRWW videos for the rest of the 2017 Giro can be found here: Stages 1-4, Stages 5-9, and Stages 10-15.

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How The How The Race Was Won Was Made

25 May

For as long as I’ve been making these, people have been asking how long it takes. Now you can see for yourself (sort of).

The finished video is here: http://cyclocosm.com/2017/05/how-the-race-was-won-giro-ditalia-2017-stages-10-15/, though the kitchen sequence is actually from here: http://cyclocosm.com/2017/05/how-the-race-was-won-giro-ditalia-2017-stages-5-9/. Stages 1-4, if you’re curious, are here: http://cyclocosm.com/2017/05/how-the-race-was-won-giro-ditalia-2017-stages-1-4/

And the Recon Ride (Rest Day Round-Up?) recorded (off-camera) between segments here: http://cyclocosm.com/2017/05/the-recon-ride-podcast-giro-ditalia-2017-rest-day-round-up-ii/

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Giro d’Italia 2017 Rest Day Round-Up II

22 May

Episode 72: Giro d’Italia 2017, Part III

Bit of a name change here, as this is now the Giro d’Italia Rest Day Round-Up, but the fine content and sharp analysis brought to you by Dane and myself remains the same as we head into the Giro’s nightmarish final week.

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How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2017 – Stages 10-15

22 May

Tom Dumoulin proves his mettle as a reasonable GC contender, Sunweb rises to the team challenge, one normal sprint, one crazy sprint, and loads of anticipation for this Giro’s final week. And another big thank you to Eurosport.

Lest we forget, there are also HTRWW videos for Giro 2017 Stages 5-9 and Giro 2017 Stages 1-4.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Giro d’Italia 2017, Part II

15 May

Episode 71: Giro d’Italia 2017, Part II

After the first big GC shake up, what’s in store for riders at #Giro100. Dane and I have your back once again.

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How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2017 – Stages 5-9

15 May

Some breakaways, a crazy sprint, the occasional crash, some colossal organizational errors, and the Giro’s first big GC shake up. Stages 5-9 were many things, but they certainly weren’t boring. Here’s a second HTRWW installment for the 2017 Giro, thanks to the good rightsholders at Eurosport.

Don’t forget to catch up on Giro Stages 1-4. Fixed the autoplay issue because I am also a web developer.

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How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2017 – Stages 1-4

10 May

Four stages, four separate winners, four new leaders—the start of the 2017 Giro has more than delivered. Catch up on all the action—espcially the bits you might have missed the first time—from the non-sprint on Stage 1, to the echelons on Stage 3, to yesterday’s climb to the top of Mount Etna. All legit, thanks to the good people at Eurosport.

And I apologize in advance about the autoplay. As far as I can tell, that’s not something I can control on my end.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Giro d’Italia 2017, Part I

4 May

Episode 70: Giro d’Italia 2017, Part I

It’s an interview-packed show as we roll into the Grand Tour season! Join Dane Cash and I and Bauke Mollema and Jim Ochowicz and yes, even Chris Froome as we preview this year’s race.

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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.

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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?

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