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Old 04-01-12, 16:32
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Meh, Ill think about PR only after RVV has managed to sink in.
Why should I have cared for this kermess ??


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First P-R: 1896
First LBL: 1892

It was not even a pro-race in 1892. The 1908 to 1913 were not even pro either.

Liège hardly had an international field before 1951 and was hardly considered a major classic before 1968/69. Go stats !

The Tour du Lac Léman was created in 1879.


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Old 04-01-12, 16:44
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Erm...yes it was. The main roads became less and less cobbled in the 50's and 60's though. That's why the start moved to Compiegne and the final was concentrated between Valenciennes and Roubaix.
Correction.

As I updated in my second reply on this thread, the move to Compiègne dates from 1977, with a second wave of asphalting around Templeuve but not as big as the road network modernizing of the 50's.

I you watch A Sunday in Hell (1976 edition), you definitely have the start in Chantilly !
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Old 04-01-12, 16:50
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Ok the Ronde is done, now it's time for this kermis koerske!
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Didn't know that. Thing i've gotta read abit about the history of this race.
Man, I didn't know that either. I'm embarrassed.
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Old 04-01-12, 20:55
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In a car with sat nav, have you much of a chance of watching the race live at may be Arenberg or Famars & then getting to the velodrome to watch the finish? Don't know whether the velodrome fills up really early or whether the traffic is just so bad there's no point in trying even if you take a longer route

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Old 04-01-12, 21:52
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Any (good) cycling bars in Rome (at all) that show pr?
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Old 04-01-12, 22:05
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Could we have some snow in Paris-Roubaix this year?
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Old 04-01-12, 22:13
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In a car with sat nav, have you much of a chance of watching the race live at may be Arenberg or Famars & then getting to the velodrome to watch the finish? Don't know whether the velodrome fills up really early or whether the traffic is just so bad there's no point in trying even if you take a longer route

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Old 04-01-12, 22:18
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Could we have some snow in Paris-Roubaix this year?
Most of the forecasts say sunny/cloudy on sunday. But it should be raining a lot saturday. Interesting.
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Old 04-01-12, 22:51
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Tough to see anyone beating OPQS.
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