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Old 07-07-11, 09:26
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Put a serious mountain at the start of the Tour so half of the contenders know there is no point in staying at the front anymore. That should solve more than reducing the numbers or riders. It doesn't really matter if 60 out of 198 want to be in the first 30 positions or 60 out of 140.
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Old 07-07-11, 10:03
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they just need to make sure that the flatter stages that are going to have a huge bunch are on a bit wider roads.

Narrow roads, high winds and a huge peleton is always going to mean pretty nervous riders and lots of crashes.

Narrow roads in the mountains isnt a huge issue.
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Old 07-07-11, 10:06
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I agree that teams should have less rider. This would cause way more action as teams couldn't control the race that easy.
180 riders is ok though inmo

25 teams a 7 riders would be perfect
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Old 07-07-11, 10:10
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The fans would then be crashing...into their pillows. What a snorefest that would be.
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Old 07-07-11, 10:15
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Crashs are part of the game. Everyone knows it, and no body is forced to compete. Who is not willing to take the risk shouldn't be a pro racer in the first place!
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Old 07-07-11, 10:15
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I propose to cut the field down to avoid so many accidents. I think 9 riders per team is ridiculous; (it's not a baseball game); let's have 7 riders per team and only 20 teams. That would make a total of 140 riders instead of 198.

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Old 07-07-11, 18:55
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Maybe they should just tell the riders not to crash anymore....
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Old 07-07-11, 22:51
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I propose to cut the field down to avoid so many accidents. I think 9 riders per team is ridiculous; (it's not a baseball game); let's have 7 riders per team and only 20 teams. That would make a total of 140 riders instead of 198.

Just my 2 Euros

Andre


Why don't we start by cutting some Belgium riders? what do you think about my proposal?

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