The Recon Ride Podcast – Vuelta a España 2019, Part 3

10 Sep

The final week and my pre-race selection remains strongly in the lead. But the unorthodox finish of the last five stages (not a single Especial category climb!) might open the door for an opportunist to sneak away with a podium.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Vuelta a España 2019, Part 2

2 Sep

A very Vuelta first week of crashes and lead changes has finally given way to the real GC race. Four riders are starting to set themselves apart, but with two of them riding for Movistar…who knows.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Vuelta a España 2019, Part 1

22 Aug

The third Grand Tour of the year tends to bring the most surprises, but with strong GC riders concentrated on just a handful of squads, it could be a straight-up GC battle for the ages.

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How The Race Was Won™ – Tour de France 2019, Stages 18-20

29 Jul

Not, perhaps, the finale everyone wanted or expected, but still a worthy conclusion to one of the most open and undpredictable Tours de France in years.

Thanks again to Eurosport Cycling for making this happen, and don’t hesitate to click the “no, please help!” link in the upper right of the video player especially if you live in France or outside of Europe as you are likely to have issues with the video if you are in these places.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Tour de France 2019, Part 3

23 Jul

Going into the third week of the 2019 Tour de France, the race has rarely seemed more open. With the toughest stages of the race to come, it should be one for the history books.

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How The Race Was Won™ – Tour de France 2019, Stages 12-15

22 Jul

Following up on last week’s GC Episode, the 2019 Tour de France hits the mountains and effectively nothing goes to plan—with outstanding results.

Thanks again to Eurosport Cycling for making this happen, and don’t hesitate to click the “no, please help!” link in the upper right of the video player especially if you live in France or outside of Europe as you are likely to have issues with the video if you are in these places.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Tour de France 2019, Part 2

17 Jul

Even with Ineos looking in command, a great first week keeps open the promise of a thrilling and competitive two weeks to come at the Tour de France.

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How The Race Was Won™ – Tour de France 2019 Sprints

16 Jul

I love the Tour de France’s “boring” sprint stages, and am incredibly stoked to run through the bunch finishes from Stages 1-10 in a little more detail in their very own video.

Thanks again to Eurosport Cycling for making this happen, and don’t hesitate to click the “no, please help!” link in the upper right of the video player especially if you live in France or outside of Europe as you are likely to have issues with the video if you are in these places.

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How The Race Was Won™ – Tour de France 2019, GC Part 1

16 Jul

Stages 2, 6, 8 and 10 all had a big GC impact on one of the wildest and most active openings for the Tour de France in decades.

Thanks again to Eurosport Cycling for making this happen, and don’t hesitate to click the “no, please help!” link in the upper right of the video player especially if you live in France or outside of Europe as you are likely to have issues with the video if you are in these places.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Tour de France 2019, Part 1

4 Jul

A look at the the parcours and contenders for the 2019 Tour de France, plus some crazy guesswork at the first few stages and an interview with Toms Skujins of Trek-Segafredo.

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