The Recon Ride Podcast: Paris-Nice 2017

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Episode 63: Paris-Nice 2017 Pre-race Show WorldTour stage racing arrives in Europe Sunday with Paris-Nice! Dane Cash and Cosmo Catalano dive into the start list and the parcours of the “Race to the Sun,” which has something for everyone across eight days of sprinting, climbing, and time trialing in France. The Recon Ride is Read More →

Paris-Nice 2016 Preview

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The 74th edition of Paris-Nice gets underway Saturday, which means that WorldTour racing has arrived in Europe. The startlist may have taken a slight hit in the last few years, but the race still draws plenty of talent—the sprinting field is particularly strong this year, and several top GC names Read More →

Paris-Nice 2015 Preview

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After a February break, WorldTour racing is upon us again. The 73rd running of Paris-Nice brings time trials and high mountains back into play after a year without them. The 2014 edition of the race favored punchy opportunists with a talent for nabbing bonus seconds, but this year’s event will Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: Paris-Nice 2015 Pre-race Show

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Episode 2: Paris-Nice 2015 Pre-race Show The WorldTour returns, and so does the Recon Ride, previewing the Race to the Sun. The WorldTour arrives in Europe this Sunday at the 73rd edition of Paris-Nice. After a 2014 parcours that eschewed the time trials and high mountain finishes, the event is returning Read More →

Thomas De Gendt Recalibrating Focus with New Team Lotto Soudal, Aiming for Breakaway and Time Trial Victories over GC Results for Now

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Thomas De Gendt is sporting a new kit this season, riding in the red of Lotto Soudal after signing a two-year agreement with the squad at the end of his one-year deal with Omega Pharma-Quick Step last season. Joining a new organization two years in a row (De Gendt started Read More →

Paris-Nice 2014 and Tirreno-Adriatico 2014 Post-Race Impressions: Making Statements in March

Youth is Served at Paris-Nice Paris-Nice was a race full of coming out parties. The youth movement was on full display on the undulating course, where every stage winner was aged 25 or younger. Young but already established sprinters Nacer Bouhanni and John Degenkolb further padded their resumes at the Read More →