Il Lombardia 2016 Preview

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Saturday’s long race from Como to Bergamo is the last chance for the climbers to nab a big result this season. Always a scenic event and typically quite entertaining, Il Lombardia should be especially interesting this year as the race looks wide open for the taking. The Route The 2016 edition of Read More →

Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2016 Preview

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Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège caps off the 2016 Spring Classics season with a chance for the climbers to nab a big one-day victory. Plenty of big names will make start hoping to come away with a Monumental addition to their palmares in the 102nd edition of “La Doyenne.” The Route Liège-Bastogne-Liège takes the Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2016

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Episode 40: Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2016 Pre-race Show The Recon Ride dives into the route and the favorites for the final big race of the 2016 Spring Classics season – and the fourth Monument of the year – Liège-Bastogne-Liège. “La Doyenne,” the Old Lady of spring classics, brings Ardennes Week to a conclusion this Read More →

La Flèche Wallonne 2016 Preview

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“Ardennes Week” is in full swing. The peloton took on the Cauberg this past weekend, which can only mean it’s time for the Mur de Huy this Wednesday… The Route La Flèche Wallonne is surprisingly short, particularly this year, at just 196 kilometers. There are officially 12 climbs on the menu, starting Read More →

Amstel Gold Race 2016 Preview

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“Ardennes Week” gets underway this Sunday in the Netherlands (not actually in the Belgian Ardennes) at the Amstel Gold Race. The peloton’s punchier stars will have a shot at classics glory on a profile chock-full of short but steep climbs. The Route 258 kilometers in total, the Amstel Gold Race Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: Amstel Gold Race + La Flèche Wallonne 2016

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Episode 39: Amstel Gold Race + La Flèche Wallonne 2016 Pre-race Show “Ardennes Week” kicks off Sunday at the Amstel Gold Race, and continues with La Flèche Wallonne Wednesday. The podcast covers both races with a double-header pre-race show. The Recon Ride dives into two races this week: Dane Cash and Read More →