Log in:  

Register

General News Thread

A place to discuss all things related to current professional road races. Here, you can also touch on the latest news relating to professional road racing. A doping discussion free forum.

Moderators: Eshnar, Irondan, King Boonen, Red Rick, Pricey_sky

13 Sep 2018 09:15

No San Fermo in Lombardia this year due to landslide danger. Last climb will be Civiglio now. Despite the carnage on the descent of the Muro di Sormano last year it will be featured again this year.
Sestriere
Member
 
Posts: 456
Joined: 24 Jun 2017 11:59

Re:

13 Sep 2018 09:20

Sestriere wrote:No San Fermo in Lombardia this year due to landslide danger. Last climb will be Civiglio now. Despite the carnage on the descent of the Muro di Sormano last year it will be featured again this year.

And I thought they were gonna alternate the 2015 and 2016 routes :o

Really, Civiglio alone is boring.
Veni, Vidi, Kirby

I came, I saw, I was dead wrong as per usual
User avatar Red Rick
Administrator
 
Posts: 15,705
Joined: 20 Feb 2012 18:15

Re: General News Thread

13 Sep 2018 10:15

But I guess if there was a landslide there isn't really anything they can do. Now it will unfortunately be a one climb race and I fear the puncheurs will have pretty much no chance against the climbers.
User avatar Gigs_98
Veteran
 
Posts: 6,775
Joined: 18 Feb 2015 18:36
Location: Austria

13 Sep 2018 10:19

After Civiglio there is a little bump, someone knows how hard it is?
Riposa in pace, Michele!
User avatar Laplaz
Member
 
Posts: 1,587
Joined: 06 Apr 2016 08:06

Re:

13 Sep 2018 10:35

Laplaz wrote:After Civiglio there is a little bump, someone knows how hard it is?

They basically climb half of what is usually the descent of San Fermo. That's about 1.7 km with a 5% gradient. So enough to make a difference from a select group but you wouldn't want to rely on attacking there. I'm very happy about that little bump though as that means the race isn't immediately over after the descent from Civiglio.
User avatar Gigs_98
Veteran
 
Posts: 6,775
Joined: 18 Feb 2015 18:36
Location: Austria

13 Sep 2018 10:36

Lombardia profile. Civiglio 13.6 to the line, that last lump is with 3 km to the finish and it's called Monte Olimpino.

Image
User avatar Rollthedice
Veteran
 
Posts: 6,598
Joined: 11 May 2013 10:59

Re:

17 Sep 2018 11:40

Rollthedice wrote:Lombardia profile. Civiglio 13.6 to the line, that last lump is with 3 km to the finish and it's called Monte Olimpino.

Image


This will be the first Il Lombardia for me. Looking forward to it. Atleast I have something to look forward to since Eurosport does not have the rights so show the Innsbruck WC races.
User avatar fuiers
Junior Member
 
Posts: 101
Joined: 23 Apr 2018 11:23

17 Sep 2018 13:43

Eurosport has the right for all the races of WC (and they'll cover from the start to finish every race), if they didn't air the races in some countries is a local issue.
Nirvana
Member
 
Posts: 1,090
Joined: 28 Jul 2015 18:17
Location: Florence

Re: Re:

18 Sep 2018 10:51

fuiers wrote:
Rollthedice wrote:Lombardia profile. Civiglio 13.6 to the line, that last lump is with 3 km to the finish and it's called Monte Olimpino.

Image


This will be the first Il Lombardia for me. Looking forward to it. Atleast I have something to look forward to since Eurosport does not have the rights so show the Innsbruck WC races.

Iirc there was a livestream for the WC on the uci's yt site only available in countries where the race isn't broadcasted on tv.
User avatar Gigs_98
Veteran
 
Posts: 6,775
Joined: 18 Feb 2015 18:36
Location: Austria

20 Sep 2018 07:09

The punching puncheur will win Lombardia. He seems to be in-shape.
Velolover2
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,379
Joined: 12 Apr 2015 18:16

Re:

20 Sep 2018 14:01

Velolover2 wrote:The punching puncheur will win Lombardia. He seems to be in-shape.

Think it's less likely with this route.

Think Sormano+Civiglio will just be ridden more aggressively.
Veni, Vidi, Kirby

I came, I saw, I was dead wrong as per usual
User avatar Red Rick
Administrator
 
Posts: 15,705
Joined: 20 Feb 2012 18:15

26 Sep 2018 20:33

This joke is this year Gran Piemonte, Vegni has finished the screwing process for this race...

Image
Nirvana
Member
 
Posts: 1,090
Joined: 28 Jul 2015 18:17
Location: Florence

Re:

26 Sep 2018 20:35

Nirvana wrote:This joke is this year Gran Piemonte, Vegni has finished the screwing process for this race...

Image


Well, to be fair, the finishing city does sound like stupid, so it seems fitting ;)
User avatar tobydawq
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,113
Joined: 16 Nov 2013 18:45
Location: Denmark

27 Sep 2018 11:33

Flanders will host the 2021 World Championships.

The road races will start in Antwerp and finish in Leuven. Time Trials will start in Knokke and finish in Bruges.
Breh
Member
 
Posts: 903
Joined: 24 Jun 2015 14:57

27 Sep 2018 11:39

Don't **** this up.

Make it legit classic type, not another one for the OMGDURABLESPWINTUS
Veni, Vidi, Kirby

I came, I saw, I was dead wrong as per usual
User avatar Red Rick
Administrator
 
Posts: 15,705
Joined: 20 Feb 2012 18:15

Re:

27 Sep 2018 12:06

Breh wrote:Flanders will host the 2021 World Championships.

The road races will start in Antwerp and finish in Leuven. Time Trials will start in Knokke and finish in Bruges.

Every other national team versus the Belgian squad Image
User avatar Alexandre B.
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,614
Joined: 10 Feb 2015 20:04
Location: Paris, France

27 Sep 2018 12:11

http://www.uci.org/inside-uci/press-releases/the-uci-awards-a-record-number-of-world-championships-for-the-period-2020-2024
2020 UCI Road World Championships: Cantons of Vaud and Valais* (Switzerland)
This will be the 11th edition of the discipline’s UCI Worlds organised in Switzerland and the first time the major annual UCI event comes to the French-speaking region of the country. The competitions will take place principally in the region of the Rhône valley, in the heart of the Alps, close to the UCI headquarters. The routes for some of the races will have a selective profile.

2021 UCI Road World Championships: Flanders Region* (Belgium)
On this occasion, the UCI Worlds for road cycling will return to one of the major cycling countries, which has not hosted the event since the edition in Zolder and Hasselt in 2002. The 2021 UCI Road World Championships, contested on a typical Flanders circuit, will mark the centenary of the event, organised for the first time in 1921 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

2024 UCI Road World Championships and 2024 Para-cycling Road World Championships: German region of Switzerland*
Four years after the 2020 edition of the event, the world’s best riders will return to Switzerland, this time to the central region, between the mountains of the Jura and the Alps, in the German-speaking part of the Swiss Confederation. The UCI Para-cycling World Championships for road will be organised in parallel.
User avatar Alexandre B.
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,614
Joined: 10 Feb 2015 20:04
Location: Paris, France

27 Sep 2018 12:14

Early rumours about the RR involved WIjnpers, Keizersberg,... Not too dissimilar to the 2010 NC. Other options are Het Hageland or the Brabantse Pijl.
Golazo mentioned they absolutely do not want a (bunch)sprint, they'd rather celebrate the Flandrien. They want a hard a run in from Antwerp to Leuven showcasing various cobbled sectors and some hills.
Mind you, this is what they said half a year ago, who knows what they'll eventually come up with.
Breh
Member
 
Posts: 903
Joined: 24 Jun 2015 14:57

Re:

27 Sep 2018 17:57

Alexandre B. wrote:2024 UCI Road World Championships and 2024 Para-cycling Road World Championships: German region of Switzerland*
Four years after the 2020 edition of the event, the world’s best riders will return to Switzerland, this time to the central region, between the mountains of the Jura and the Alps, in the German-speaking part of the Swiss Confederation. The UCI Para-cycling World Championships for road will be organised in parallel.


Yes! I've been hoping for this for years!
Hopefully it'll become an annual thing; just because you don't have legs, or can't see, or whatever, you shouldn't be kept from having an annual World Championship.
Aka The Ginger One.
User avatar RedheadDane
Veteran
 
Posts: 9,820
Joined: 05 May 2010 13:47
Location: Viking Land! (Aros)

Re: Re:

27 Sep 2018 23:13

RedheadDane wrote:
Alexandre B. wrote:2024 UCI Road World Championships and 2024 Para-cycling Road World Championships: German region of Switzerland*
Four years after the 2020 edition of the event, the world’s best riders will return to Switzerland, this time to the central region, between the mountains of the Jura and the Alps, in the German-speaking part of the Swiss Confederation. The UCI Para-cycling World Championships for road will be organised in parallel.


Yes! I've been hoping for this for years!
Hopefully it'll become an annual thing; just because you don't have legs, or can't see, or whatever, you shouldn't be kept from having an annual World Championship.


It already is
User avatar Armchair cyclist
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,027
Joined: 22 Mar 2010 17:28
Location: East of England, West of Ireland

PreviousNext

Return to Professional road racing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Velolover2 and 18 guests

Back to top