For the kids out there who don't know anything about cycling, I'll have to recall that 800m after the foot of the Poggio means Corso Cavalotti
Corso Cavalotti was the street where the finish line was set between 1988 and 1992 ! A little bit of a research might help. That's not crazy since when they switched to Lungomare, Corso Cavalotti was also an issue.
Lungomare is sh*t. Not only is set further away from the Poggio, compared to Via Roma but head win 9 time in 10.
Via Roma is wind-proof and what's more, slightly uphill. And the traditional setting for the finish. The only thing I would wish know is the return of the Via Roma.
A new hill wouldn't be a bad thing of course but I don't think it's necessary. Even the Maniè is not necessary, I think. In order to prevent bunch sprints, there's only one thing to do: COMBAT DOPING ! If you don't agree with this, you know what's in your eyes.
The CN article is crap.
Traditionally a sprinter's race,
First, in 1960, organisers added the Poggio climb to the event, and in 1982, the Cipressa. The reason for both changes was the same: make the race more selective in order to ensure possible attackers a chance of victory.
Inaccurate. True for the Poggio in 1960 but in 1981 Fons De Wolf won the last edition without Cipressa alone. The Cipressa was supposed to reduce the speed for safety reasons (which is stupid since Raas had a serious crash in the descent) but not to prevent a sprint.
Originally Posted by Ryo Hazuki
the problem is nibali and oss only ride for themselves in every race. they are destructive in every way to sagan's chances. in oman for instance every stage oss sprinted for himself while sagan could've won. also saturdya in msr oss did absolute zero work so he could finish 9th himself, nibali 3rd and sagan should've won this
Lol, Sagan had two "teammates" from Katusha to work for him and they couldn't catch 'em up.
Of course, Nibali's riding for himself. He's the LEADER
, so why should he be a domestique.
De Vlaeminck never gave any help to De Muynck when the latter could win Romandie. Stybar never expected anything from his teammates when he raced for Fidea. Cycling is an individual sport.