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 →

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 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 →

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

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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

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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 →