Archive | August, 2015

The Recon Ride Podcast: GP Ouest-France 2015

28 Aug

GP Ouest France-Plouay

Episode 24: GP Ouest-France
The GP Ouest-France is that big French one-day that isn’t Paris-Roubaix. No cobbles, no bergs, but instead a rolling circuit which is fiendishly good at holding the breakaway/bunch sprint decision until the last moment. Listen as Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) guest interviewee Giacomo Nizzolo of Trek Factory Racing, and myself discuss the parcours, rattle off the likely contenders, and pontificate on the role of the race in the ever-changing cycling calendar.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 36:34 — 50.2MB)

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Vuelta a Espana, Part 1

21 Aug

Vuleta a Espana 2015

Episode 23: Vuelta a Espana, Part 1
Ah, the dreamer’s race. This is the Grand Tour you win when you can’t win a Grand Tour—except, apparently, for this year’s start list. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I examine the contenders, evaluate the event as a whole, and even make a few guesses at stage winners for the first 10 days.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 34:42 — 47.9MB)

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Eneco Tour 2015

8 Aug

ENECO Tour 2015

Episode 22: Eneco Tour
One of my favorite races that I never have as much time as I’d like to watch, Eneco Tour combines a variety of Classics-esq courses found around the BeNeLux region for a unique test of riding ability. (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) discus potential winners, the general coolness of the course, and even work in a quick chat about it with Lotto-Soudal’s Jurgen Roelandts.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 37:08 — 51.0MB)

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