Tirreno-Adriatico 2016 Preview

Tirreno-Adriatico top riders presentation

Quite a collection talented riders is headed to Tirreno-Adriatico this week to hunt for results – and the race’s famed golden trident trophy – along the road from one side of Italy to the other. A balanced parcours offers something for everyone in the country’s first big stage race of the Read More →

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tirreno-Adriatico 2016


Episode 33: Tirreno-Adriatico 2016 Pre-race Show The podcast takes a closer look at the third WorldTour race of the season, Italy’s Tirreno-Adriatico. Though some big names are in France for Paris-Nice, plenty of other stars are headed to Italy to kick off their European WorldTour campaigns at Tirreno-Adriatico. The Recon Read More →

Paris-Nice 2015 Preview


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


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 →

Tour de France 2014 Post-race Impressions: Nibali Dominant, Others Ascendant

Tour de France Wide

Now that the 2014 Tour de France is officially in the books, there’s time to draw a few conclusions about what we’ve seen. Three weeks of racing offer enough storylines and takeaways for weeks of analysis, but I’ve distilled my impressions down to a select few major observations. A Worthy Read More →

Criterium du Dauphine 2014 Preview

Critérium Du Dauphiné 2012

As one Grand Tour ends, the run-up to another begins. The Critérium du Dauphiné (I’m hereafter dropping the accents for various Internet-friendly reasons) is one of the most important stage races of the year. It is one of two major tuneup events for July’s Tour de France (the other being the Tour Read More →