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Jan Tratnik and Nils Politt on the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad finishing straight.

How the Race was Won Podcast: Opening Weekend

Cosmo Catalano and Dane Cash are back in podcast mode to tell you How the Race was Won after a bumper edition of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

If you, like us, have spent the past four months nurturing a pent-up need to be pretty serious, your wait is over. After a long hiatus during the offseason – and even through the first few weeks of this year, with apologies to the Tour Down Under! – Cosmo Catalano and Dane Cash are back with a weekly show to break down all of the racing action that took place over the past week.

The podcast’s aim has always been to be Pretty Serious about bike racing, and that isn’t changing, but the name is. Since its inception, the podcast has focused on telling listeners about how events were concluded in the triumph of this or that rider, but this year, Cosmo and Dane are just going all-in on telling you How the Race was Won.

Each week, you can expect Cosmo and Dane, and occasionally other voices too, to take a closer look at the moments that defined racing over the previous few days, generally focusing on men’s racing with Wheel Talk the following day focusing on the women’s racing. The show will analyze tactics, highlight which riders maybe deserve a bit more heralding and which might have been a bit too heralded, and also look ahead to broader storylines. Sometimes, the podcast will even attempt to venture into sports talk radio territory.

This week on How the Race was Won, the crew breaks down Jan Tratnik’s win at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, who deserves a bit more credit for their performance in the race, Visma’s general dominance across the weekend, and what it all means.

You can listen to How the Race was Won on iTunesSpotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Or, just click play below.

Of course, you can listen to all the Escape podcasts (Placeholders, Geek Warning, Wheel Talk, and the Performance Process) over on the Escape Collective podcast network.

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