Archive | September, 2016

The Recon Ride Podcast – Il Lombardia 2016

29 Sep

The Recon Ride Il Lombardia 2016

Episode 58: Il Lombardia 2016

Though the World Championships does fall later on the calendar this year, Lombardia remains a last-chance saloon of sorts for one-day riders seeking a top tier win. As Dane Cash and I discuss—with a guest appearance by Ciclismo Internacional’s Pablo Martín Palermo—the race doesn’t need any drama to bring it further presence on the calendar, but the continuing saga of UCI points and World Tour relegation do highten the tension this time around.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 36:35 — 50.3MB)

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The Recon Ride Podcast – ENECO Tour 2016

18 Sep

The Recon Ride ENECO Tour 2016

Episode 57: ENECO Tour 2016

No one disputes that the Spring Classics are awesome, and the ENECO Tour smartly re-packages them into a week-long stage race in September. As the WorldTour draws to a close, Dane Cash and I discuss the likely favorites and the surprising conclusion to the season, which could see the winningest squad from this year’s Tour de France dropped from the top tier of the sport. You should also read Dane’s extended essay on why that’s exactly how the WorldTour is supposed to work.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 31:02 — 42.7MB)

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The Recon Ride Podcast – GP Quebec and GP Montreal 2016

8 Sep

The Recon Ride GP Quebec & GP Montreal

Episode 56: GP Quebec & GP Montreal

The UCI WorldTour comes to Noth America and Dane Cash himself heads up to Canada to score interviews with BMC’s Greg van Avermaet and reigning Montreal champ Tim Wellens of Lotto-Soudal. Oh right—and Dane and I discuss and prognosticate on these unique, underrated, and perhaps slightly misplaced one-day events.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 37:25 — 51.4MB)

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Vuelta a Espana 2016, Part 3

6 Sep

The Recon Ride Vuelta a Espana 2016 Part 3

Episode 55: Vuelta a Espana, Part 3

As we head into the third week, the unpredictability has continued, but Quintana has also solidified his lead. Dane Cash and I go over the last chances for the Movistar rider’s competitors, and discuss the controversies and remaining racing with Eurosport’s Felix Lowe.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 41:00 — 56.3MB)

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