Vuelta a España 2015: Stage 11 Preview


Stage 11: Andorra la Valle › Cortals d’Encamp – 138km The Vuelta a España visits Andorra for Stage 11, and some are calling it the hardest Vuelta stage ever. I haven’t reviewed every Vuelta stage since 1935 to really get a clear, definitive sense of whether that’s true, but it’s Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: Vuelta a España 2015 Show, Part II


Episode 25: Vuelta a España 2015 Show, Part II The 2015 Vuelta has finally reached its first rest day, giving the riders a chance to catch their breath, and the Recon Ride a chance to take stock of the race so far. Cosmo Catalano of Cyclocosm and Dane Cash of VeloHuman Read More →

Vuelta a España 2015: Stage 7 Preview


Stage 7: Jódar › La Alpujarra – 191.1km The first Cat. 1 summit finish of the 2015 Vuelta awaits on Stage 7. Like Thursday’s stage to Cazorla, Friday’s stage will put the peloton through another long day of rolling hills, but the finishing climb on Stage 7 is considerably more challenging. Read More →

Vuelta a España 2015 Preview


The youngest of the trio of legendary three-week races, the Vuelta a España tends to garner less attention than the Giro d’Italia or the Tour de France, but the past few editions of Spain’s biggest race have been must-watch cycling entertainment. The challenging route, the top-notch startlist, and the desperation for Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: Vuelta a España 2015 Show, Part I


Episode 23: Vuelta a España 2015 Show, Part I The Recon Ride dives into the challenging parcours and the excellent startlist of the 2015 Vuelta a España. The final Grand Tour of 2015 is about to get underway, and the collection of talents preparing to make the start in Spain is Read More →

Tour de France 2015: Stage 20 Preview


Stage 20: Modane Valfréjus › Alpe d’Huez – 110.5km Stage 20 is the Tour’s final mountain stage, and the only stage in the race to feature two HC-rated climbs. Those two uphill tests are the only categorized climbs on the day, but they’re plenty challenging by themselves. It’s a very short Read More →