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Old 01-05-13, 15:15
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It's unfortunate that the countries where there is actually some money to be invested in cycling have the most boring landscape

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I wonder why the Kazakhs aren't planning to have a race. They do have the money and terrain.
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I wonder why the Kazakhs aren't planning to have a race. They do have the money and terrain.
Bad roads outside of the wonderful city of Astana I think.
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Sounds interesting. Maybe in the long term this race could merge with Qatar and Oman to form a fourth Grand Tour.
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Bad roads outside of the wonderful city of Astana I think.
Astana would be an awful host. Very poor terrain there for racing.

Almaty, on the other hand...
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Well, Qatar isn't a boring race and Oman is never shown live here.
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Bad roads outside of the wonderful city of Astana I think.
yea infrastructure is a problem in many old Soviet states
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Almaty, however, would be comparatively fine owing to the injection of money for the hosting of the Asian Winter Games. They've got some state of the art arenas up in the mountains and good roads leading up to them.
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Well, Qatar isn't a boring race and Oman is never shown live here.
Qatar is a highly predictable race. Only the wind can create a bit of havoc. Boring roads in dull surroundings.

Oman offers better terrain, but TV production needs to be improved.
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Qatar is a highly predictable race. Only the wind can create a bit of havoc. Boring roads in dull surroundings.

Oman offers better terrain, but TV production needs to be improved.
Tell me a stage race that isn't predictable lol.
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Qatar is a highly predictable race. Only the wind can create a bit of havoc. Boring roads in dull surroundings.

Oman offers better terrain, but TV production needs to be improved.
Come on, you know why El Pisti doesn't think Qatar is a boring race... One echelon stage is more than enough. A week of them is just boring.

Oman is indeed the one that should be shown live, however due to censure it won't happen.
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