The Recon Ride Podcast – Il Lombardia 2019

10 Oct

Last and most-tourism friendly of the Monuments, this year’s Il Lombardia cues up a fantastic one-day battle between the two most-recent Grand Tour winners, with a host of others ready to deliver a late-season surprise.

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How The Race Was Won™ – UCI World Championships 2019, Men’s Elite RR

30 Sep

No one likes the word “epic” any more, but Yorkshire delivered tough and truly unique conditions for the Elite Men’s Road Race World Championships this year.

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.

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How The Race Was Won™ – UCI World Championships 2019, Women’s Elite RR

30 Sep

The great part about the Netherlands women’s team is that it’s deep enough to make an attack at any distance a threat. Seriously.

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.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Men’s Elite World Championships RR 2019

27 Sep

Long, rolling, weird roads, bad weather—the Yorkshire 2019 World’s course opens any number of options for the sport’s biggest country-contested event.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Vuelta a España 2019, Part 3

10 Sep

The final week and my pre-race selection remains strongly in the lead. But the unorthodox finish of the last five stages (not a single Especial category climb!) might open the door for an opportunist to sneak away with a podium.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Vuelta a España 2019, Part 2

2 Sep

A very Vuelta first week of crashes and lead changes has finally given way to the real GC race. Four riders are starting to set themselves apart, but with two of them riding for Movistar…who knows.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Vuelta a España 2019, Part 1

22 Aug

The third Grand Tour of the year tends to bring the most surprises, but with strong GC riders concentrated on just a handful of squads, it could be a straight-up GC battle for the ages.

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How The Race Was Won™ – Tour de France 2019, Stages 18-20

29 Jul

Not, perhaps, the finale everyone wanted or expected, but still a worthy conclusion to one of the most open and undpredictable Tours de France in years.

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.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Tour de France 2019, Part 3

23 Jul

Going into the third week of the 2019 Tour de France, the race has rarely seemed more open. With the toughest stages of the race to come, it should be one for the history books.

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How The Race Was Won™ – Tour de France 2019, Stages 12-15

22 Jul

Following up on last week’s GC Episode, the 2019 Tour de France hits the mountains and effectively nothing goes to plan—with outstanding results.

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.

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