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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). Thanks again to Eurosport Cycling for making this happen, and don’t hesitate to click the “no, please help!” link in […]

How The Race Was Won – Tour of Flanders 2018

2 Apr

Tour of Flanders (or Ronde van Vlaanderen, if you prefer) is the biggest bike race in the country where bike racing is biggest. Weather, tactics, crashes, breaks, attacks—all the action and more in this latest #HTRWW, made possible again by my very good friends at Eurosport Cycling. I’m playing around with a new embed script, […]

How The How The Race Was Won Was Made

25 May

For as long as I’ve been making these, people have been asking how long it takes. Now you can see for yourself (sort of). The finished video is here:, though the kitchen sequence is actually from here: Stages 1-4, if you’re curious, are here: And the Recon Ride (Rest Day Round-Up?) recorded […]

In Case No One Told You, It Was Good Weekend For Cycling

29 Feb

I mean, don’t get me wrong—Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is always pretty upbeat because people are amped—dare I say stoked?—for actual racing to begin. But this year’s event played out in a particularly satisfying fashion. Relative newcomer Luke Rowe of Sky initiated the winning move still 60k from the line, not by slipping away in crash […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Eneco Tour 2015

8 Aug

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 / discus potential winners, the general coolness of the course, and even […]

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour de Pologne 2015

31 Jul

Episode 21: Tour de Pologne Not unlike San Sebastian, the Tour of Poland falls into a weird spot in the calendar. But as Dane Cash (@velohuman / and I explore, it’s a surprisingly unique event, with a habit of turning up new champions, and maybe more in common with the Belgian races in April […]

How The Race Was Won – Amstel Gold 2014

21 Apr

Cars, furniture, wind, position battle, a dangling escape, and a a breakaway rider who perhaps overestimated his strength. Rap metal light opera accompaniment from UnderGunned Productions: [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

How The Race Was Won – Paris-Roubaix 2014

14 Apr

Don’t grab door handles. Don’t compensate for bad position by driving relentlessly to the front. Do attack once and make it stick. Don’t hire these guys to film your velodrome. Oh, right—the boat: [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

How The Race Was Won – Tour of Flanders 2014

7 Apr

Otherwise known as the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Maybe next year I will use the actual Dutch. There were a lot of crashes, but between Greg VanAvermaet’s animation and OPQS’s over-extension, it turned into a pretty active little race. This week’s outro music: [iPad/iPhone/m4v or if you’re in Germany, where for some reason, YouTube can’t […]

Giro d’Italia 2012, Stages 1-3 – How The Race Was Won

8 May

It’s nice to have a rest day so early in this years’ Giro d’Italia, because it makes for less footage and fewer competing stories for the grueling stage race HTRWW. The tenuous creative thread running this latest piece is all over the place—linguistic, geographic, and historical anachronisms abound—but I’m too exhausted to care. [right-click for […]