44 episodes

We spent 2023 getting Pretty Serious about bike racing. For 2024, we're going all-in on telling you How the Race was Won. It's a new name but with the same general focus: each week, Cosmo Catalano and Dane Cash take a closer look into the key moments of key races, the how and the why behind tactics and results, and then discuss what's coming up.

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How the Race was Won Escape Collective

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    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

We spent 2023 getting Pretty Serious about bike racing. For 2024, we're going all-in on telling you How the Race was Won. It's a new name but with the same general focus: each week, Cosmo Catalano and Dane Cash take a closer look into the key moments of key races, the how and the why behind tactics and results, and then discuss what's coming up.

Escape Collective is entirely member-funded. If you like this podcast please consider supporting us by becoming a member: https://escapecollective.com/member/

    How the Race was Won: The aura comes to the Giro

    How the Race was Won: The aura comes to the Giro

    Dane Cash and Cosmo Catalano tackle the talking points of the Giro so far, where Tadej Pogačar and his aura of invincibility have taken control of the GC, but where plenty of stage battles have provided intrigue.
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    • 40 min
    The Giro is underway

    The Giro is underway

    Dane Cash and Cosmo Catalano break down the action from the first few stages of the 2024 Giro d'Italia and also discuss the Vuelta España Femenina, a bit of Eschborn-Frankfurt, and what's coming up at the Giro.
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    • 49 min
    The Tour de Romandie

    The Tour de Romandie

    On this week's How the Race was Won pod, Dane Cash and Cosmo Catalano break down the Tour de Romandie, where the Ineos Grenadiers put on a familiar show and where Decathlon-AG2R showed us that they are a sprinting team after all.

    • 42 min
    Liège-Bastogne-Liège

    Liège-Bastogne-Liège

    Cosmo Catalano and Dane Cash discuss La Flèche Wallonne, where the weather made for a more interesting men's race than we often get while the women's race ended with a long-awaited win, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, where one rider's dominance made for a less intriguing finish than we might have hoped on the men's side while the women kept it suspenseful to the very end.

    • 36 min
    The Amstel Gold Race

    The Amstel Gold Race

    Dane Cash and Cosmo Catalano discuss just exactly how the men's Amstel Gold Race was won, and how the riders who finished both first and second did lots of things right, whereas the rider whose shadow loomed large at the start only finished 22nd.

    • 33 min
    Paris-Roubaix and a bit of the Basque Country too

    Paris-Roubaix and a bit of the Basque Country too

    Cosmo Catalano and Dane Cash break down Mathieu van der Poel's dominant display (again) on the cobbles, his team's spectacular showing to support him, and the battle for the podium at Paris-Roubaix, and also the crash-marred Itzulia Basque Country.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Bob4783208742 ,

Great race recaps!

Happy to see the crew back for the season. Great analysis with some levity, looking forward to the pod as the season heats up!

slipstitchpass ,

Want so badly to like…

But the style of debate, the interrupting, especially on the MSR episode (“well you’re wrong…”) is almost unlistenable. Home the razor, fellas.

Grouan ,

Best breakdowns on racing in the business

The combination of Dane, King Cosmo and Ruth is so good. When Caley jumps in it only adds. Great show, great chemistry and always so insightful. Cosmo and his 45 second break down of what happens is always surprisingly on point (who can say anything in less than a minute).
My only ask is to have Ronan join semi regularly

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