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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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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 – 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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The Recon Ride Podcast – Tour de France 2019, Part 2

17 Jul

Even with Ineos looking in command, a great first week keeps open the promise of a thrilling and competitive two weeks to come at the Tour de France.

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The Recon Ride Podcast – Tour de France 2019, Part 1

4 Jul

A look at the the parcours and contenders for the 2019 Tour de France, plus some crazy guesswork at the first few stages and an interview with Toms Skujins of Trek-Segafredo.

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

27 May

The Giro took a turn this week as the race headed into the mountains, setting up what looks to be an outstanding third week.

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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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