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2018 Strade Bianche, 1.UWT, 03.03.18

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27 Feb 2018 09:26

spiritualride wrote:Those ranking the prestige of this race... Are you basing it on how big of a TV audience it draws and the importance that teams place on it? Because in practical terms, this is what matters... Not what a few diehards like us want it to be.

I'd be really interested to read a formal ranking of importance that teams place on each race. The races with the biggest financial reward are the details facto biggest races... They're what teams want to win most. Prize money and sponsorship exposure.

It's lame how this isn't public. In most sports, the viewer knows what victories matter the most. But in cycling, the UCI ranks races in a manner that is highly misleading at times.

Honestly, the way I keep this organized personally is by going on this forum and looking at what race threads are up and popular. If I went by the world tour calendar, I'd accidentally miss out on big non WT races. This forum helps me choose which races to focus on when multiple stage races are going on too. I would never have known about the greatness of Strade without this forum and cycling torrents.nl

This issue hurts popularity because the casual fan doesn't have a clear picture on what races they should watch. TA vs Paris Nice for example.

Sorry for the late night intoxicated rant. Strade is a wonderful race... I can't wait!!


Good post. Cycling did felt asleep in the last century.
I know that lot of people like it that way and do not want to see any changes, telling that cycling is a conservative sport but I also think it is important to open little bit more.
I would like to see prize money, money UCI received for each race ( I know it will never happen ) at least TV audience for each race, the estimated fans audience directly on the race. (then we could see how really prestigious the races are )
I would really like to see using GPS location of each rider during the race, so you can get as many information about any riders as possible. It is so easy nowadays.
People love numbers, statistic, time differences .......information.
I want that cycling stays conservative in terms of racing, no team radios, no power meters, so they have to use their brains their race instincts, feelings not only raw power, but it should be much more modern towards their fans, present, and potential.

It I so disturbing when the biggest action starts in the mountains and we have no idea about gaps, who is in which group etc.
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27 Feb 2018 09:32

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27 Feb 2018 09:49

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Cancel the race because of the extreme weather protocol. This is way too dangerous.
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27 Feb 2018 10:34

GP Blanco wrote:
DNP-Old wrote:Image


Cancel the race because of the extreme weather protocol. This is way too dangerous.

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Re: 2018 Strade Bianche, 1.UWT, 03.03.18

27 Feb 2018 10:56

It should get warmer towards the weekend. About +10 degree Celsius are predicted.
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Re: 2018 Strade Bianche, 1.UWT, 03.03.18

27 Feb 2018 11:33

Max Rockatansky wrote:Why does there have to be this boring discussion every year? It's a great race, isn't this enough?

This times 100.
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27 Feb 2018 11:38

GP Blanco wrote:Cancel the race because of the extreme weather protocol. This is way too dangerous.

Dangerous how?
Goodbye, Tommeke; thank you for all you have given us!
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27 Feb 2018 12:29

Sagan to ride Strade.
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27 Feb 2018 12:32

Netserk wrote:
GP Blanco wrote:Cancel the race because of the extreme weather protocol. This is way too dangerous.

Dangerous how?


Irony can be dangerous.
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27 Feb 2018 12:46

Perhaps the surface is not muddy but hard and slippery instead?

Let the bravest rider win "the ice level" in the game.
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27 Feb 2018 12:55

Netserk wrote:
GP Blanco wrote:Cancel the race because of the extreme weather protocol. This is way too dangerous.

Dangerous how?


He is joking. I think.
But we are lucky that Cance is not riding anymore :D (I am joking too - Cance was great here )
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27 Feb 2018 13:03

Rollthedice wrote:Sagan to ride Strade.


Yes he does. But I have a feeling that he does not like the cold as much as he used to.
His ice-cold MSR was one of my favorite Sagan´s performance. Although he was Cioloked.
His happy photo from caravan during the transfer when everybody was suffering, was quite entertaining.
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27 Feb 2018 13:09

Rollthedice wrote:Sagan to ride Strade.

Sagan to win Strade.
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27 Feb 2018 14:17

WheelofGear wrote:Perhaps the surface is not muddy but hard and slippery instead?

Let the bravest rider win "the ice level" in the game.

Between Thursday evening and Friday's one the temperature will rise by 15°C.
Will be muddy by saturday for the race.
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27 Feb 2018 15:14

Koronin wrote:
Nirvana wrote:
repre wrote:
Nirvana wrote:Mud will be a given this year even without rain because the snow fell yesterday (and could snow again on thursday morning) will melt from thursday evening when the temperature will start to rise.

Anyway for me the most important thing is a better coverage, this weekend Eurosport showed only 38 kms of Omloop and rugby instead Kuurne, a great race is useless if we can't watch it properly.

In Eurosport player u can watch it earlier but without commentary.

You need to pay 9,99€ per month, no way I'll pay this when I already pay the Sky subscription to watch Eurosport and his load of commercials and useless clip with self spot and top 3/5/10.


They won't even take our money over here (US). I'd much rather pay that than pay for NBCGold AND Fubo.tv. NBCGold is like $60 a year and Fubo.TV it's $45 plus $7 for the cycling package per month.

VPN + Eurosport player is how many in the states do it.
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Re: 2018 Strade Bianche, 1.UWT, 03.03.18

27 Feb 2018 15:19

this is the best weather service to monitor the siena area. ps I live in Siena
http://www.lamma.rete.toscana.it/meteo/meteo-siena
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27 Feb 2018 15:28

GP Blanco wrote:
DNP-Old wrote:Image


Cancel the race because of the extreme weather protocol. This is way too dangerous.


Are you stating that Saturday is going to snow? :confused:
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27 Feb 2018 15:33

Hoping for a win from Stybar and a high finish for WVA.
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27 Feb 2018 16:53

GP Blanco wrote:
Cancel the race because of the extreme weather protocol. This is way too dangerous.


Cancellator is no longer riding.
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27 Feb 2018 17:25

DNP-Old wrote:Image

Che bello :)
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