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The Recon Ride Podcast – Giro d’Italia 2019, Part II

21 May

Strange doings on the GC from the first week, but with the first mountain stages looming in the next few days, real changes could be in store.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Giro d’Italia 2019, Part I

9 May

Grand Tour season is upon us! Dane and I look at some stages in a generally atypical Giro, highlight a few promising stages, and tab a few winners.

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How The Race Was Won™ – Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2019

29 Apr

Wet conditions, strong teamwork, interesting tactics, and a new finish made this edition of the sport’s oldest Spring Classic one to remember.

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.

The Recon Ride Podcast – Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2019

26 Apr

Episode 92: Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2019

A new finish opens doors to a different set of riders in cycling’s oldest one-day and the last of the Spring Classics.

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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…

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.

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.

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?

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.