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Old 09-21-12, 14:58
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usual course. they'd better include some hill straight on the finish, but apparently it doesn't match wc course policy
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I think it will either be solo, or a group of 3-10.
That's okay, you can think so
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I don't think it's that special apart from the length. It will probably be a group of 10-20 riders sprinting for the win.
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It's not bad, I just expected more.
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It's not bad, I just expected more.
for **** sake a climb that is 4.5 km at 6% average and a climb of 1.5 km with maximum 12% on a 15 km course. there is only climbing and downhilling what more do you want??
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for **** sake a climb that is 4.5 km at 6% average and a climb of 1.5 km with maximum 12% on a 15 km course. there is only climbing and downhilling what more do you want??
More, better, harder.
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unless a wc goes to colombia again we won't see a harder course than this. this at least on paper looks the hardest course since 1995 duitama
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More, better, harder.
I'm pretty sure you haven't seen a harder WC in your life. Unless you're older than I thought.
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1.5 km 7.5% average Still not very hard
have you even looked at the freaking profile or just because the finishing line is after 20k of uphill and your beloved alberto has lower chances of winning you automatic thought it was a bad route?

where do you see a 1.5k long climb there?

it has several tough climbs on the first 100+k and on the circuit it has a nearly 5k long climb with 6% avg with the last 2k at nearly 8% and 2 small hills with % up to 15%, and that circuit will be ridden 10 times!!!!

besides i didn't line Copenhagen why would i like a similar course with the only difference being that the sprint would be uphill instead of flat?
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