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Old 12-08-12, 21:45
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The haters take this one:

Because the riders make the race, and everybody gets broken on this one: the Yellow Jersey, the man who took yellow, the race winner, the stage winner who wheelsucks a dropped king of the mountains back up to the great one himself who is dramaticlly broken in slow motion by Pierre Rolland.
1) you're completely OT
2) first 9 riders came (together!) inside only 1 minute after the winner. A real massacre.
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Old 12-08-12, 21:47
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We shouldn´t forget to mention to great "solos" of Italian riders:

Coppi 1949




And Chiapucci solo in the way to Sestriere





Two hard, long and legendary stages
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Old 12-08-12, 21:59
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1) you're completely OT
2) first 9 riders came (together!) inside only 1 minute after the winner. A real massacre.
1) Define "hardest." 2) An elite autobus.
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1) Define "hardest." 2) An elite autobus.
As an example you can use energy usage of the winner (Joule).
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Old 12-08-12, 22:03
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1) Define "hardest." 2) An elite autobus.
1) With the most selective parcour (the Gavia '88 stage someone already posted is somewhat borderline too, since that stage had a "hard" parcour only due to the weather)
2) An autobus doesn't come one minute behind.
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Old 12-08-12, 22:05
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As an example you can use energy usage of the winner (Joule).
Not exactly optimal, since it depends a lot on race circumstances (perhaps the winner had a long breakaway)
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Old 12-08-12, 22:07
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Not exactly optimal, since it depends a lot on race circumstances (perhaps the winner had a long breakaway)
I know, but the good thing is that it combines Power and Time.
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Old 12-08-12, 22:19
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Hardest stage of the last 3 Tours.
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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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so where i can find profiles of the old tour de france editions please?
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Old 12-08-12, 22:37
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so where i can find profiles of the old tour de france editions please?
that's the main question, isn't it?
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