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How The Race Was Won™ – Tour de France 2019, GC Part 1

16 Jul

Stages 2, 6, 8 and 10 all had a big GC impact on one of the wildest and most active openings for the Tour de France in decades.

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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.

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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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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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How The Race Was Won – Vuelta a España 2018 – Stage 20

16 Sep

And it all comes down to this—the final mountain day of the 2018 Vuelta packed six climbs into less than 100k, and played out fast, active, and unorthodox. Lots of teamwork, GC and KOM battles, and I think a satisfying conclusion (provided—as I hope we can expect—nothing too interesting happens tomorrow). Enjoy!

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How The Race Was Won – Vuelta a España 2018 – Stage 15

10 Sep

For the second time this season, Mitchelton-Scott’s Simon Yates enters the last week of a Grand Tour in possession of its leader’s jersey. He and his team have managed the race well, but can they keep counting on Movistar and Astana undercutting their own best chances?

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