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Old 01-30-13, 22:34
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Doing the crostis and the zoncolan on one day, now that would be something else

If Zomegnan still was here he might have made a ITT of that, would be awesome

Obviously day after we should get a Mountain stage of 250 km, it was only a ITT after all
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meh. More meaningless Giro propaganda. Tour has 2 x alpe d huez. 2 times up alpe. Don't you get it? Thats like doing Liege and PR on the same day.
At the same time though, in order to make sure the riders aren't killed by the savagery of 2 times up Alpe, they've had to remove the Tourmalet from the route. Oh for a day with Tourmalet AND double Alpe on the route.
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. Oh for a day with Tourmalet AND double Alpe on the route.
Agreed but that panzie David.millar and those pussies the schlecks would probably complain its too long. Wah we don't want mountain stage over 500k, as if this was a track sprint.
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Agreed but that panzie David.millar and those pussies the schlecks would probably complain its too long. Wah we don't want mountain stage over 500k, as if this was a track sprint.
Blame Octave Lapize. If it weren't for him and his "assassins" schtick we might get these proper epic mountain stages, instead they've been getting shorter and shorter since 1910 to the point where we seldom see anything over 200km, let alone 4-500km like we ought to.
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Blame Octave Lapize. If it weren't for him and his "assassins" schtick we might get these proper epic mountain stages, instead they've been getting shorter and shorter since 1910 to the point where we seldom see anything over 200km, let alone 4-500km like we ought to.
If Desgrange was still alive, he'd make the stage from the Alpe D'Huez to the Tourmalet, then transfer back to the Alpe for a mountain ITT for the b stage of the day. Like to see that ***** Prudhomme do that.
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nope, he was being sarcastic
I know, but I just wanted to show a prime example of the toughness
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Off-topic, but just viewed the stages of the Giro one more time..
Stages I dislike in the Giro:
Stage 2
Stage 10
Stage 14
Stage 15
Stage 19
Stage 21
So you like a total of two GT mountain stages this year?
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can we agree on "very good" then?
Hmmm ok.
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So you like a total of two GT mountain stages this year?
I dislike mountain stages where only the last 5k matters. Especially if they are ~150km long.

EDIT: I do like more than just 2 (GdI 20, TdF 9, TdF 19) Peyragudes is fine, but because we just saw it in the Tour, and that it is in the Vuelta this year, it isn't more than just fine. I actually like the Ventoux stage a little, because it is difficult to load it with mountains before Ventoux, so instead it is 244km which is fine.

Is there any of the stages that I disliked in the Giro that you like?
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Is there any of the stages that I disliked in the Giro that you like?
All of them really. Well I'm just indifferent, they aren't exceptionally good or bad. I do not think there is a perfect model for what every mountain stage needs to aspire to. A variety of short/long stages, uphill/flat starts moderate/steep gradients, one-two/multiple climbs is OK provided on the whole the mountain experience of the GT is acceptable. Not one of those Giro stages I could really improve on, it's not like they've done an ASO and added useless flat or deliberately avoided a good climb. Sure they could be longer but under Acquarone that is impossible. I have bigger issues with some of the medium mountain stages like the ones to Firenze and Pescara.

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