Tour de France 2016: Stage 21 Preview


Stage 21: Chantilly › Paris – 113km Somehow, the Tour’s final stage is already upon us. You know the script—although the day gets underway in a new start town (Chantilly), expect about an hour of processional riding into Paris, with champagne glasses and smiles before things heat up. After an enterprising few get Read More →

Tour de France 2016: Stage 20 Preview


Stage 20: Megève › Morzine-Avoriaz – 146.5km The final mountain stage of the Tour is upon us! It’s an intriguing way to close out the GC battle—the profile is certainly a tough one, but the stage ends with a high-octane descent into a flat finish, so anyone hoping to pick up time will Read More →

Tour de France 2016: Stage 19 Preview


Stage 19: Albertville › Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc – 146km A breakaway is never a sure thing, but Friday’s stage looks great for the early escape, coming on the heels of a tough TT, with a profile that should make the racing hard to control, and a mountain stage still on the horizon to Read More →

Tour de France 2016: Stage 18 Preview


Stage 18: Sallanches › Megève – 17km (ITT) The Tour’s 18th stage is an unusual time trial that fits somewhere between a traditional chrono and a hill climb. The day starts out flat and finishes on a downhill, but there is a challenging ascent in the middle of the route—from kilometer 4 Read More →

Tour de France 2016: Stage 17 Preview


Stage 17: Berne › Finhaut-Emosson – 184.5km Wednesday’s stage to Finhaut-Emosson has a terrific finale that should provide quite a show. After 150 kilometers without much to offer in terms of difficult topography, the day finishes with the one-two punch of a Cat. 1 ascent and then an HC-rated finishing climb. Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour de France 2016, Part III


Episode 49: Tour de France 2016 Show, Part III The Recon Ride breaks down the last five stages of the 2016 Tour de France, which should provide plenty of action to close out the year’s biggest race. Dane Cash and Cosmo Catalano take an in-depth look at where we stand after Read More →