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Old 12-21-12, 18:09
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But it also has long stretches of Gravel roads.
so? why would he drop there as long as it doesn't rain or he flats.
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so? why would he drop there as long as it doesn't rain or he flats.
he won't (unless he got really bad). He has raced Strade Bianche 3-4 times already and usually did good (he also got a top 10 once).
But, considering he comes from a nasty injury, the Strade Bianche aren't exactly tha safest roads out there.
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But it also has long stretches of Gravel roads.
so??? gravel roads are almost like asphalt unless it's raining.

look at the names in eroica, most of them are very suitable for hilly races. And yes Ballan and Cancellara also have done well but they are also very capable hilly riders besides cobble riders.

But Löfkvist isn't exactly your cobbled king and he won there too, so did LBL winner Iglinsky and so did Kolobnev...
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so? why would he drop there as long as it doesn't rain or he flats.
Safety issues really. He has been a Mama's boy before.

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He is reffering to contador not wanting to do the Crostis descent in 2011.
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so??? gravel roads are almost like asphalt unless it's raining.
not really, you have to remain always on the saddle on the climbs and you have less grip on the descents.
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He is reffering to contador not wanting to do the Crostis descent in 2011.
And he was the only one of course
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Safety issues really. He has been a Mama's boy before.
and he's also done this race before and done very well at it
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so??? gravel roads are almost like asphalt unless it's raining.

look at the names in eroica, most of them are very suitable for hilly races. And yes Ballan and Cancellara also have done well but they are also very capable hilly riders besides cobble riders.

But Löfkvist isn't exactly your cobbled king and he won there too, so did LBL winner Iglinsky and so did Kolobnev...
Kolobnev won the first edition when the race was held near the end of the season. No one good was there.

Iglinsky has also done a top ten at the Ronde van Vlaanderen and was third in the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen. You could say he was very lucky when he won LBL because all the big guns weren't in good shape, but I don't want to discredit his win. He's a rider capable of riding a top ten in both the Ronde van Vlaanderen and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. But when all the big guns are there in top shape I can't see him win.
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Ofcourse those riders do well in RVV as well because RVV is more of a hilly kind of race with little cobble effect.

Eroica has even no effect at all. You could just put Valverde there and he'd win or top 3 in good form.
The stupid mythe that gravel roads are somehow similar to cobbles should be broken. It has no effect other than that it looks nice and it sucks when it's wet and muddy
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