The Recon Ride Podcast: Volta a Catalunya 2016

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Episode 35: Volta a Catalunya 2016 Pre-race Show The podcast previews the 2016 Volta a Catalunya, which boasts one of the strongest startlists in recent memory. The Classics may be in full swing now that Milano-Sanremo is in the bag, but some of cycling’s biggest GC stars will be busy doing Read More →

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

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Episode 26: Vuelta a España 2015 Show, Part III The Vuelta a España remains a hotly contested race even into its third week, which gives the Recon Ride plenty to talk about in this third and final Vuelta show. Dane Cash of VeloHuman and Cosmo Catalano of Cyclocosm take a look Read More →

Vuelta a España 2015: Stage 16 Preview

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Stage 16: Luarca › Ermita de Alba – 185km The Vuelta’s 16th stage will be among the hardest in the race. The road is angled sharply upward or downward for the majority of the day, and the finish is brutal. The stage starts on a climb, the Cat. 3 Alto de Aristébano, Read More →

Vuelta a España 2015: Stage 14 Preview

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Stage 14: Vitoria › Alto Campoo – 215km After two comparatively easy days, the Vuelta a España peloton returns to the mountains for Stage 14. It’s a long one at 215 total kilometers, and though it opens with 80km without categorized climbs, things get pretty tricky after that. At around kilometer 80 Read More →

Vuelta a España 2015: Stage 11 Preview

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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

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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 →