How The Race Was Won™ – Paris-Roubaix 2019

15 Apr

Even in dry conditions, Paris-Roubaix delivers—strategy, tactics, smart racing, hard roads and yes—just a little bit of luck.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Paris-Roubaix 2019

11 Apr

Episode 91: Paris-Roubaix 2019

The “Hell of the North” has the coolest nickname in pro cycling, and with a wide-open start list, the 2019 edition could be especially infernal.

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How The Race Was Won™ – Tour of Flanders 2019

8 Apr

Flanders is an embarassment of riches—presentation-to-podium coverage, a marvelously brutal course, the biggest crowds, and most thoroughly engaged fans. But surely it’s too big an event to notch your first pro win…

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Tour of Flanders 2019

4 Apr

Episode 90: Ronde van Vlaanderen 2019

Cycling’s biggest and best followed and best-appreciated one-day is slated for its most open event in years. Fortunately, Dane and I are on hand to walk you through all contenders and potential outcomes.

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How The Race Was Won™ – Milan-Sanremo 2019

24 Mar

For those counting at home, this is officially ten years of me doing this nonsense. Happy that it was a good race—the sprint and Poggio run-ins each could have had their own episodes.

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 – Milan-Sanremo 2019

20 Mar

Episode 89: Milan-Sanremo 2019

After a nine-month hiatus, The Recon Ride is back. Dane and I take a look at Milan-Sanremo, the opening Monument of the cycling and Dane’s unofficial pick for Race of the Year in 2018.

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How The Race Was Won™ – Strade Bianche 2019

11 Mar

Happy to be doing How The Race Was Won™ again with Eurosport in 2019, and happy to start it with Strade Bianche, beacuse gravel racing is road racing. Didn’t you see the meme?

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How The Race Was Won – Il Lombardia 2018

14 Oct

My first Lombardia HTRWW in four years did not disappoint—strong teamwork all around, fantastic individual performances, plus it’s just so darn pretty up there (though it still might make for better racing when it rains).

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 – UCI World Championships Men’s Road Race 2018

1 Oct

I might have jinxed it after lauding a long-delayed champion in the women’s race, but it was cool to see the big teams battle, and even the easiest winner had to dig deep for at least a moment or two to bring home the stripes today.

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 – UCI World Championships Women’s Road Race 2018

30 Sep

A challenging, scenic course at Innsbruck provided a unique platform for dominance to one of the best National Teams in recent memory (men’s or women’s). Bonus points for seeing a rider who’s won everything but finally slip on the rainbow stripes.

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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