Paris-Roubaix 2016 Preview

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Paris-Roubaix kicks off Sunday in Compiègne (which is actually about an hour from Paris by car), and this year’s edition of the race should be as interesting as ever. The Route 257.5 kilometers from start to finish, the Paris-Roubaix parcours is pancake-flat, with 27 officially rated cobbled sectors. Even the Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: Paris-Roubaix 2016

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Episode 38: Paris-Roubaix 2016 Pre-race Show The podcast covers the route, the favorites, and the storylines ahead of the “Queen of the Classics,” Paris-Roubaix. Dane Cash and Cosmo Catalano talk Paris-Roubaix, with some pro insight from Taylor Phinney, twice a winner of the espoirs race. Photo by Dane Cash.

The Recon Ride Podcast: Ronde van Vlaanderen 2016

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Episode 37: Ronde van Vlaanderen 2016 Pre-race Show The Recon Ride previews the Tour of Flanders, quite possibly the best race on the cycling calendar. Dane Cash and Cosmo Catalano dive into De Ronde van Vlaanderen, the Tour of Flanders, with a little help from CyclingTips U.S. Editor Neal Rogers. Read More →

Tour de France 2015: Stage 1 Preview

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Stage 1 (ITT): Utrecht > Utrecht – 13.8km The Tour de France gets underway with a flat 13.8-kilometer time trial in Utrecht. It’s a little longer than a traditional prologue, but still short enough that those riders with a bit of pop could enjoy a chance to churn out a Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: E3 Harelbeke + Gent-Wevelgem 2015 Pre-race Show

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Episode 6: E3 Harelbeke + Gent-Wevelgem 2015 Pre-race Show The Recon Ride takes on both of the weekend’s WorldTour one-day events in a double pre-race show of E3 Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem. Sharing a weekend, many of the same riders, and similar Belgian terrain, E3 Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem make for a Read More →

Milano-Sanremo 2015 Preview

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Milano-Sanremo, the first one-day race on the 2015 WorldTour and also the first “Monument Classic” of the season, has almost arrived! The grueling event, which will take riders from Italy’s Lombardy region to its Ligurian coast this Sunday, combines an overlong race distance with a few topographic features along the way, and Read More →