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Old 11-15-12, 15:57
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Default Milan-Sanremo route unchanged for 2013

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If I remember well there was talk of a new route with a steeper side of the Cipressa, right after this year's edition.

My opinion on the matter is divided. First I would like a course change because I think Milan-Sanremo HAS to end on the Via Roma. Not to favour aggressive riders but for traditional reasons. The finish on the Corso Cavaloti is crap. In the late eighties and the early nineties there was roadwork on the Via Roma, that's why the finish line was set there. In 1993, the race was back on the Via Roma.

Second, I think Milan-Sanremo does not need being hardened. It's a great classic that rarely finished in a bunch sprint. In order to stop bunch sprint all we need to do is fight against **** (Clinic talk).
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Old 11-15-12, 16:11
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If the race will be as good as last year I have little complaints with the route. It won't finish on the Via Roma anymore though, commercial reasons.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Wasn't another possible change shortening the distance between the Poggio and the finish? I was hoping they would go forward with that change.
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it's pretty good like this too.
let's see how sagan will handle it without nibali now
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it's pretty good like this too.
let's see how sagan will handle it without nibali now
It's between him and Degenkolb. Unless Cancellara pulls another Cancellara. I wonder if Sagan will follow then.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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It's between him and Degenkolb. Unless Cancellara pulls another Cancellara. I wonder if Sagan will follow then.
Canc to do a Canc and have Sagan follow him, but then decides to un-Canc the situation and not take a single pull on the flat part, so the bunch will catch them and Sagan is too tired to sprint ftw, so Boonen wins
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Canc to do a Canc and have Sagan follow him, but then decides to un-Canc the situation and not take a single pull on the flat part, so the bunch will catch them and Sagan is too tired to sprint ftw, so Degenkolb wins
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It doesn't have to be changed, it's a great race as it is. It's the only classic where more or less any kind of rider can win. There aren't many other races where two completely different riders like Nibali and Cavendish both have been on the podium!
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Degenkolb will obviously win.
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Canc to do a Canc and have Sagan follow him, but then decides to un-Canc the situation and not take a single pull on the flat part, so the bunch will catch them and Sagan is too tired to sprint ftw, so Boonen wins
2007: third
2010: second
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Winning San Remo would make Boonen the best classics specialist since Sean Kelly won his last Monument in 1992. But honestly, I don't think he's good enough anymore to win a race like San Remo. He's not among the best sprinters anymore nor is he the best on the Poggio. I won't mind being proven wrong though.

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It doesn't have to be changed, it's a great race as it is. It's the only classic where more or less any kind of rider can win. There aren't many other races where two completely different riders like Nibali and Cavendish both have been on the podium!
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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