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Old 11-30-12, 01:26
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I can't see why this would make any significant difference.
It won't. It will keep all the classics on the same day, so that's good.

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I normally race on Saturday afternoons from March onwards so moving San Remo to the Sunday is a great improvement for me.
Same for me in the month of April.
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Moving the big classic races to Sunday makes a difference to me at least, in a good way. Now I won't be late to my group rides on Saturday because the coverage/race overshoot my ride start time.

Sunday rides are more chill and start time is less of an issue, most of the time, at least for me.

Overall a plus for the big races being Sunday races.
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Moving the big classic races to Sunday makes a difference to me at least, in a good way. Now I won't be late to my group rides on Saturday because the coverage/race overshoot my ride start time.

Sunday rides are more chill and start time is less of an issue, most of the time, at least for me.

Overall a plus for the big races being Sunday races.
So most of the guys on your group rides don't watch the Italian classics ?
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Not that good for me as i go to church on sundays..oh well
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So most of the guys on your group rides don't watch the Italian classics ?
Yea, I know its hard to even talk pro cycling in my parts not many die hard fans that don't just involve Tour or the current winner, its as if there is only one cyclist/race possible in their minds. There are a few who usually convene with me mid ride to discuss the earlier race action or at the coffee stop but definitely not enough as I would or anyone would assume would be in the know on the pro races.
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Surprised no one mentioned this yet.

RCS are planning a new(or already existing) race to be held in between TA and MSR.

Acquarone explained his decision in his CN blog.

Is it a good idea for you?
Makes no difference to me and its doubtful if the change will bring more fans to the TV.

More local activities around the races are always a good thing.

The MSR move does open up an opportunity to slot in a race mid week, but quantity of races is not the main problem when it comes to pro cycling.
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This is bad, for the sole reason that Sunday afternoon in Europe is late Sunday night in Australia. I don't want to have to go to work/uni tired on Monday morning.
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This is bad, for the sole reason that Sunday afternoon in Europe is late Sunday night in Australia. I don't want to have to go to work/uni tired on Monday morning.
The sacrifices we, well you'll have to make. We all still have to work in the GT's to that schedule.
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GT's work out really well, though. The Tour is typically on between 10 pm and 1:30 am, so there's good time for a 5 or 6 hour sleep, plus I'm on uni holidays in July and the only thing I have to worry about is work.
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