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2013 Road World Championships: Men's Road Race, Lucca-Firenze 272.2 km

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2013 Road World Championships: Men's Road Race, Lucca-Firenze 272.2 km

21 Sep 2012 14:16

The course has now been announced for next year's race. The course looks tough. Thoughts?

272.26 km: 106.56 km followed by 10 times around the following 16.57 km circuit.

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All of the details are here:

http://www.toscana2013.it/upload/media/9.pdf
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21 Sep 2012 14:18

I like the length :cool:

... (It's going to be 20 km longer than Copenhagen AND hillier :o)
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21 Sep 2012 14:20

Sagan to repeat as WC. :)
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21 Sep 2012 14:22

Only thing I know is that I'm gonna be in Fiesole.
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21 Sep 2012 14:24

279k... This could be an epic edition...
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21 Sep 2012 14:27

This thing has potential.
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21 Sep 2012 14:31

280 km is a win
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21 Sep 2012 14:32

Good course. Will be very challenging.

Here is the official site
http://www.toscana2013.it
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21 Sep 2012 14:32

Meh... Alberto will have to wait till 2014 I guess :)
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21 Sep 2012 14:46

awesome course, already loving it, proper lenght and proper hardness and doesn't finish uphill so that's one more win.
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21 Sep 2012 14:48

Netserk wrote:I like the length :cool:

... (It's going to be 20 km longer than Copenhagen AND hillier :o)

Yay! :D
It doesn't seem to be the hardest Fiesole side though

It seems this one:
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21 Sep 2012 14:51

usual course. they'd better include some hill straight on the finish, but apparently it doesn't match wc course policy :(
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21 Sep 2012 14:53

This is the circuit:
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Looks quite technical in the last part :D
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21 Sep 2012 14:53

Eshnar wrote:Yay! :D
It doesn't seem to be the hardest Fiesole side though

It seems this one:
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it seems hard enough to be honest, and it well be climb enough times to make it a killer the last few laps.

is the descent technical?

airstream wrote:usual course. they'd better include some hill straight on the finish, but apparently it doesn't match wc course policy :(


a hill top finish would just make everybody wait for it. this way is perfect as the decisive moves won't come with 1k to go.
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21 Sep 2012 14:54

I don't think it's that special apart from the length. It will probably be a group of 10-20 riders sprinting for the win.
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21 Sep 2012 14:55

LaFlorecita wrote:I don't think it's that special apart from the length. It will probably be a group of 10-20 riders sprinting for the win.


what? are you blind? this course is about 10 times harder then this years course for crying out loud
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21 Sep 2012 14:55

Eshnar wrote:Yay! :D
It doesn't seem to be the hardest Fiesole side though

It seems this one:
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They have to tackle it 10 times though and if I'm right there is a short steep hill right after the decent as well.

Tough course! Great!
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21 Sep 2012 14:55

airstream wrote:usual course. they'd better include some hill straight on the finish, but apparently it doesn't match wc course policy :(


I agree :eek:
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21 Sep 2012 14:56

LaFlorecita wrote:I don't think it's that special apart from the length. It will probably be a group of 10-20 riders sprinting for the win.

I think it will either be solo, or a group of 3-10.
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21 Sep 2012 14:57

Parrulo wrote:what? are you blind? this course is about 10 times harder then this years course for crying out loud


:rolleyes: 1.5 km 7.5% average :rolleyes: Still not very hard :rolleyes:
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