How The Race Was Won - The Best Pro Cycling Podcast Anywhere
By Cosmo Catalano - Cyclocosm.com
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three- to five-minute video recaps of the biggest races in professional cycling, featuring incisive tactical analysis, and quirky, irreverant humor.
|1||VideoHow The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2015||So, given that I wasn’t going to be able to get this done anywhere near the actual end of the Tour de France, I took a shot a mostly comprehensive take on the GC race into a single episode. Lots of links to other videos (things are interrelated—who||7/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoHow The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia – Stage 15||It’s one stage, and it’s the whole Giro. There weren’t major GC gaps at the top of the classification, but maybe there could have been. Purely speculative ♫…and to be real, it doesn’t matter anyway… ♫||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoHow The Race Was Won – Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2015||An aggressively contested classic, pretty much from the moments the cameras came on (and off). Effective, well-executed team work, some nice individual performances, but also kind of an example of how, sometimes, you just gotta be fast. Those in Germany m||4/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoHow The Race Was Won – Amstel Gold 2015||A lot of cool and varied teamwork from a variety of squads, mercifully few crashes, near-fisticuffs, and nicely tactical final k. All in all, not a bad Amstel. Watch on Vimeo if the embed above doesn’t work—it’s a better site anyway.||4/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoHow The Race Was Won – Paris-Roubaix 2015||The cobbles weren’t all that decisive this year—thanks to good weather and a steady tailwind, they were really more a steady grindstone against which the field was reduced. The real tactical action came at the very end, and involved some of Etixx-Qu||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoHow The Race Was Won – Tour of Flanders 2015||A long race with a relatively simple plotline and loads of substories. Sky over-working, Greipel doing everything, Shimano not-so-neutral service, FDJ’s miserable luck, Tiesj Benoot…but as always, to get everything (like those last two), you’l||4/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoHow The Race Was Won – Gent-Wevelgem 2015||Another one of those (lol) Sprinters’ Classics. Nice to have the crosswinds kick the living daylights out of it this time around, resulting in a very different, strangely tactical conclusion.||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoHow The Race Was Won – Milan-Sanremo 2015||Sure, it ended in a sprint—but a sprinters’ classic? Hardly. Attacks, crashes, teamwork and especially the ever-present battle for position all played a huge role long before riders reached the final K.||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoHow The Race Was Won – Paris-Nice 2015||Not my favorite race of the year, but a few interesting GC days more than made up for the lack of crosswinds in the early going. A predictable winner, though he took a strange route to get there. (In Germany or otherwise having trouble watching on YouTube||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoHow The Race Was Won – Strade Bianche 2015||Not a lot of tactical subtlety this time around—once the teams hit the hardest section of gravel, it was (almost) every rider for themselves. Still, a few little points to note here and there, modest attempts at teamwork, some impressive individual perf||3/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Cosmo Catalano provides a perfect summary of major cycling races. Superbly knowledgeable on the subject of pro bike racing and with a great sense of humor, Cosmo breaths life into a great mix of still photographs and video clips to give the viewer not only the feeling of having been at the race but that he had been there with a team insider who knew all of the nuances of the race and current trends in pro racing and was only too glad to share them. This is without a doubt my favorite video podcast! Thanks, super job.
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