Archive | March, 2016

The Recon Ride Podcast – Tour of Flanders 2016

31 Mar

The Recon Ride Tour of Flanders 2016

Episode 37: Tour of Flanders

I don’t like to point out any one show (or event) as a favorite, but I will say that Dane Cash of VeloHuman, CyclingTips‘ US Editor Neal Rogers and I had some outstanding conversation this week, examining and prognosticating about this 100th edition of the most important race in cycling’s most important country.

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Photo by Dane Cash.

The Recon Ride Podcast – E3 Harelbeke / Gent-Wevelgem 2016

23 Mar

The Recon Ride E3 Harelbeke & Gent-Wevelgem 2016

Episode 36: E3 Harelbeke / Gent-Wevelgem

Classics season is underway in earnest. Dane Cash of VeloHuman brings on-the-ground experience from his Belgian trip last season as we talk about the courses, climbs, crosswinds, and prospective podiums.

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How The Race Was Won – Milan-Sanremo 2016

21 Mar

So—probably just going to be a handful of these this year, but you should thank the good people at CyclingTips that there are any at all. Sanremo was the first race I ever did (back in 2009) and one of my favorites. But between the crashes and the lack of attacks, I think it may be time to freshen up the profile just a touch.

The Recon Ride Podcast – Volta a Catalunya 2016

20 Mar

The Recon Ride Volta a Catalunya 2016

Episode 35: Volta a Catalunya 2016

The Volta a Catalunya is a great race and an old race, but underproduced and out of place on the WorldTour calendar–or at least that’s what I think. Dane Cash of VeloHuman, who was at the event itself last year, has some different thoughts as we pick some potential winners and preview the parcours.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Milan-Sanremo 2016

17 Mar

The Recon Ride Milan-Sanremo 2016

Episode 34: Milan-Sanremo 2016

The World Tour’s longest race also brings the most compressed action, but I’m pretty resigned to thinking this thing is always going to be a sprint. Dane Cash of VeloHuman and I discuss the good and the bad of that, tab a few favorites, and even get some on-the-ground info from Velonews’ Italian specialista Gregor Brown.

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Tirreno-Adriatico 2016

6 Mar

The Recon Ride Paris-Nice 2016

Episode 33: Tirreno-Adriatico 2016

A mid-week stage race that’s comfortable with who it is, but at the same time isn’t afraid to try new things. That’s the Tinder Profile for Tirreno-Adriatico, and in this latest edition of the Recon Ride Dane Cash of VeloHuman and I tell you when to swipe left, when to swipe right, and when to stop belaboring the metaphor and just watch the dang bike race.

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The Recon Ride Podcast: Paris-Nice 2016

3 Mar

The Recon Ride Paris-Nice 2016

Episode 32: Paris-Nice 2016

After last week’s Belgian season opener, the eyes of the sport head to France where a storied event becomes ever more undermined by the organization that owns it. Dane Cash of VeloHuman talk about the ins, outs, stages, implications, contenders, and maybe—just maybe—make a few accurate predictions.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 30:58 — 42.6MB)

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