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.

Ronde van Vlaanderen 2016 Preview

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The tuneup races are in the bag. Belgium’s biggest day of cycling is here. Sunday’s Tour of Flanders is the 100th edition of the monumental classic, and with several big names gunning for an elusive first monument win against two riders hoping to pick up a fourth career Ronde victory, Read More →

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 →

E3 Harelbeke 2016 Preview

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Friday’s E3 Harelbeke is the first of three WorldTour-level cobbled classics in Belgium. Featuring many of the climbs used in the Tour of Flanders, it’s an excellent prep race for De Ronde hopefuls, and it’s also a big prize in its own right. Recent editions have offered plenty of excitement, Read More →

Milano-Sanremo 2016 Preview

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The 107th edition of Milano-Sanremo gets underway Saturday. 291 kilometers of racing through north-western Italy, the event is a classic in every sense of the word, but unique among the classics in its appeal to sprinters and hardmen alike. The Route This year’s Milano-Sanremo route sticks to the recent formula: Read More →