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Old 03-31-12, 21:37
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LOL back - the oldest does not make it the Queen. Long live the Queen (of the Classics ... P-R)

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and the oldest!
Is the tour of beijing the king?
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Is the tour of beijing the king?
Well for a start, its not a classic
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Is the tour of beijing the king?
China's got enough money, they can just buy the title from the UCI
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Lol @ Queen of the classics.

Liège is the oldest one deal with it.
Ok, so how about we agree to call LBL the Granny of the Classics from now on?
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They're just nicknames guys....


Milan-San Remo: La Primavera/La Classicissima
Ronde van Vlaanderen: Vlaanderens Mooiste
Paris-Roubaix: L'enfer du Nord, La Reine
Liège-Bastogne-Liège: La Doyenne
Giro di Lombardia: La corsa delle foglie morte
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Old 04-01-12, 09:30
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They're just nicknames guys....


Milan-San Remo: La Primavera/La Classicissima
Ronde van Vlaanderen: Vlaanderens Mooiste
Paris-Roubaix: L'enfer du Nord, La Reine
Liège-Bastogne-Liège: La Doyenne
Giro di Lombardia: La corsa delle foglie morte
Indeed. Whether or not one likes the one or the other better - and thus deeming it ''the Queen'' - is all subjective.

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Milan-San Remo: La Primavera/La Classicissima
Ronde van Vlaanderen: Vlaanderens Mooiste
Paris-Roubaix: L'enfer du Nord, La Reine
Liège-Bastogne-Liège: La Doyenne
Giro di Lombardia: La corsa delle foglie morte
Exactly.
Except the last one no longer applies.
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**** or get off the pot.

hey I'm not 24h a day on CN.

It's updated now.

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I was poking gentle fun at Echoes because they start the Milan-San Remo thread every year (and at least one thread in the interim) to complain about how only complete fools would call it a sprinters' race, because back in the 70s and 80s sprinters couldn't, and didn't, win it. Never mind that 2/3 of the editions in the last 15 years have been sprints. And when Gerrans won, they posted repeatedly about how they were right and we were wrong because it wasn't a sprint.

Hence how, because once upon a time there weren't that many cobbled sections in Paris-Roubaix, Echoes should be posting incessantly to remind us it's not really a cobbled race

WE (majestic, lol) will gently reply that the least cobbled edition was 1965, the year before they completely changed the route, and it still had a 22.5 km cobbled distance, which is about the same as the cobbled distance of the kermess race that we've seen today.

And yeah, Paris-Roubaix had to deal with the asphalting and modernizing of the road network after WWII, just like any other race at the same time. But nobody remembers it. Just like by 2030, for instance, nobody will remember that Milan-Sanremo had a credibility problem (due to the thing we can't discuss on this section) in the noughties.

We insist Paris-Roubaix has always been cobbled and its cobbles had always been harsher than everywhere else, only in the old days, there were cobbles everywhere and that's why it did not directly stand up as a cobbled classic.
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