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Paris–Tours 7 Oct 211 km

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07 Oct 2018 13:55

Thats a strong duo!
"If I had stopped for coffee, they would have done the same. They never got off my wheel." - Fabian Cancellara after Paris-Roubaix 2011.
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07 Oct 2018 13:56

The chance of flat tyres on those gravel roads is huge.
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07 Oct 2018 13:59

Søren too tired to ride the Worlds :D
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07 Oct 2018 14:00

This will be the last time QS ride this race.
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07 Oct 2018 14:01

Simply wonderful roads.
Great action.
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07 Oct 2018 14:01

Valv.Piti wrote:Søren too tired to ride the Worlds :D

Judging by Plouay, the Canadian races and his Time Trial in Innsbruck, skipping the Road Race, probably was the best decision. And I looks like the rest did him good
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07 Oct 2018 14:02

Such a shame Sagan, Greg, Valgren etc. aren't riding this beautiful race.. make the WT great again UCI
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07 Oct 2018 14:03

Nice decision to give the race a new parcours that copes with it's meaning & legend!
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07 Oct 2018 14:03

Recently, the race was really exciting, and this year's changes are improving it even more.
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07 Oct 2018 14:06

DNP-Old wrote:This will be the last time QS ride this race.

Lefevere shows once again he’s a joke.

There is room for improvements, that much is clear, but what a crybaby.
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07 Oct 2018 14:08

Seeing a few other people complain about the punctures. I guess they don't like Paris-Roubaix either??
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07 Oct 2018 14:14

this is not Paris-Tours, a pity

Too much gravel me thinks
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07 Oct 2018 14:18

Just looking at the names in the groups shows the effects of the change in course.
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07 Oct 2018 14:23

Wow the parcours are nice. Make the race a bit longer and we have a reborn 6th monument.
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07 Oct 2018 14:25

Velolover2 wrote:Wow the parcours are nice. Make the race a bit longer and we have a reborn 6th monument.

Make it 240, slap WT on it. Job done. Emilia and MT should also be WT, juice that week up.
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07 Oct 2018 14:28

Aaand Andersen gone
Riposa in pace, Michele!
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07 Oct 2018 14:28

Red Rick wrote:
Velolover2 wrote:Wow the parcours are nice. Make the race a bit longer and we have a reborn 6th monument.

Make it 240, slap WT on it. Job done. Emilia and MT should also be WT, juice that week up.

100% agree. The spring calender is too heavy compared to the amount of autumn classics in the World Tour.
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07 Oct 2018 14:33

Glad to see Gilbert has recovered really well from the injury.
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07 Oct 2018 14:34

Is there any streaming website to watch the race?
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07 Oct 2018 14:35

Velolover2 wrote:
Red Rick wrote:
Velolover2 wrote:Wow the parcours are nice. Make the race a bit longer and we have a reborn 6th monument.

Make it 240, slap WT on it. Job done. Emilia and MT should also be WT, juice that week up.

100% agree. The spring calender is too heavy compared to the amount of autumn classics in the World Tour.

Spring isn't necessarily too heavy, but nobody starts a season planning to peak in the last races of the season. Ofcourse riders are gonna be tired, but I tend to think that Lombardia and the Worlds often aren't quite enough to keep the season interesting. That's why you need to incentivize those slightly lesser races. One day races are THE perfect format for late season.
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