The Recon Ride Podcast: Tirreno-Adriatico 2016

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Episode 33: Tirreno-Adriatico 2016 Pre-race Show The podcast takes a closer look at the third WorldTour race of the season, Italy’s Tirreno-Adriatico. Though some big names are in France for Paris-Nice, plenty of other stars are headed to Italy to kick off their European WorldTour campaigns at Tirreno-Adriatico. The Recon Read More →

Clásica de San Sebastián 2015 Preview

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The 2015 Tour de France may be over but the WorldTour rolls on. The Clásica de San Sebastián (or the Donostiako Klasikoa in Basque) is the next race on the docket. It’s a hilly event that has just the right profile to inspire plenty of attacks, in a region mad Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: Clásica de San Sebastián 2015 Pre-race Show

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Episode 20: Clásica de San Sebastián 2015 Pre-race Show Many of the pro peloton’s top climbers and one-day specialists are headed to Spain this weekend to take on the Clásica de San Sebastián. The Recon Ride previews the action, with some help from cycling journo Dave Everett and race contender Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tirreno-Adriatico 2015 Pre-race Show

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Episode 3: Tirreno-Adriatico 2015 Pre-race Show The Recon Ride talks route, favorites, and more for the Race of the Two Seas, with a guest appearance by Trek’s Bauke Mollema. While some of the peloton’s big names are in France for Paris-Nice, Grand Tour favorites and top sprinters and classics riders alike Read More →

Criterium du Dauphine 2014 and Tour de Suisse 2014 Post-race Impressions: Final Stage Fireworks as Stars Tune Up for July

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Takeaways from the Criterium du Dauphine The Dauphine was supposed to be a showdown between Tour favorites Chris Froome, Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali, but other riders decided to crash the party, offering a chance for a number of stars beyond those big names to show off impressive form. At first, it did not Read More →

Tour de Suisse 2014 Preview

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As the Criterium du Dauphine is heading towards its conclusion, the second major Tour de France tuneup race kicks off Saturday: the Tour de Suisse. Much like its French cousin, the Suisse features a diverse array of challenges, with time trials, sprinters’ days, hilly stages, and mountaintop finishes. The good mix of Read More →