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MSR and Lombardia moved to Sunday

29 Nov 2012 18:13

Surprised no one mentioned this yet.

RCS are planning a new(or already existing) race to be held in between TA and MSR.

Acquarone explained his decision in his CN blog.

Is it a good idea for you?
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29 Nov 2012 20:04

Sunday, bloody Sunday. What a great song, it really encapsulates the frustrations of a Sunday, doesn't it? You wake up in the morning, you've got to read all the Sunday papers, the kids are running round, you've got to mow the lawn, wash the car, and you think "Sunday, bloody Sunday!"
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29 Nov 2012 20:16

Cult Classics wrote:Sunday, bloody Sunday. What a great song, it really encapsulates the frustrations of a Sunday, doesn't it? You wake up in the morning, you've got to read all the Sunday papers, the kids are running round, you've got to mow the lawn, wash the car, and you think "Sunday, bloody Sunday!"


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29 Nov 2012 20:18

I have not a clear opinion but it doens´t seem to be a bad option. If they don´t change the the spirit of the races ( making them shorter or easier as it happens with grand tours)I think that this is not an important thing.
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29 Nov 2012 20:31

Flanders, Roubaix, LBL, are already on Sunday; so now, all monuments on a Sunday.

Cancellara full of **** again, complaining he now has four free days between Tirreno and MSR. The guys coming from Paris-Nice now have six days, Cancellara forgets this.

Well, now we might see hardly any, if any, double starters at MSR and Catalunya at all, as Catalunya starts on Monday, the day after San Remo. (In 2012, Cunego, Bruseghin, Txurruka and Francesco Gavazzi were double starters).
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29 Nov 2012 20:56

Eshnar wrote:Surprised no one mentioned this yet.

RCS are planning a new(or already existing) race to be held in between TA and MSR.

Acquarone explained his decision in his CN blog.

Is it a good idea for you?


i already posted this on the general news thread at 10 am today so i win :p

anyway monuments and sundays is a great combination, nothing to complain here. it will certainly have more viewers then it had on saturday afternoons imo.
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29 Nov 2012 22:13

I can't see why this would make any significant difference.
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29 Nov 2012 22:21

Descender wrote:I can't see why this would make any significant difference.


I normally race on Saturday afternoons from March onwards so moving San Remo to the Sunday is a great improvement for me.
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29 Nov 2012 22:50

Cult Classics wrote:Sunday, bloody Sunday. What a great song, it really encapsulates the frustrations of a Sunday, doesn't it? You wake up in the morning, you've got to read all the Sunday papers, the kids are running round, you've got to mow the lawn, wash the car, and you think "Sunday, bloody Sunday!"


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29 Nov 2012 23:56

Altitude wrote:U2 sucks the big one


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30 Nov 2012 01:26

Descender wrote:I can't see why this would make any significant difference.


It won't. It will keep all the classics on the same day, so that's good.

will10 wrote:I normally race on Saturday afternoons from March onwards so moving San Remo to the Sunday is a great improvement for me.


Same for me in the month of April.
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30 Nov 2012 02:01

Moving the big classic races to Sunday makes a difference to me at least, in a good way. Now I won't be late to my group rides on Saturday because the coverage/race overshoot my ride start time. :D

Sunday rides are more chill and start time is less of an issue, most of the time, at least for me.

Overall a plus for the big races being Sunday races.
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30 Nov 2012 02:31

ElChingon wrote:Moving the big classic races to Sunday makes a difference to me at least, in a good way. Now I won't be late to my group rides on Saturday because the coverage/race overshoot my ride start time. :D

Sunday rides are more chill and start time is less of an issue, most of the time, at least for me.

Overall a plus for the big races being Sunday races.


So most of the guys on your group rides don't watch the Italian classics ?
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30 Nov 2012 02:41

Not that good for me as i go to church on sundays..oh well
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30 Nov 2012 06:23

The Hitch wrote:So most of the guys on your group rides don't watch the Italian classics ?


Yea, I know its hard to even talk pro cycling in my parts not many die hard fans that don't just involve Tour or the current winner, its as if there is only one cyclist/race possible in their minds. There are a few who usually convene with me mid ride to discuss the earlier race action or at the coffee stop but definitely not enough as I would or anyone would assume would be in the know on the pro races.
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30 Nov 2012 09:58

Eshnar wrote:Surprised no one mentioned this yet.

RCS are planning a new(or already existing) race to be held in between TA and MSR.

Acquarone explained his decision in his CN blog.

Is it a good idea for you?


Makes no difference to me and its doubtful if the change will bring more fans to the TV.

More local activities around the races are always a good thing.

The MSR move does open up an opportunity to slot in a race mid week, but quantity of races is not the main problem when it comes to pro cycling.
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30 Nov 2012 10:13

Cult Classics wrote:Sunday, bloody Sunday. What a great song, it really encapsulates the frustrations of a Sunday, doesn't it? You wake up in the morning, you've got to read all the Sunday papers, the kids are running round, you've got to mow the lawn, wash the car, and you think "Sunday, bloody Sunday!"


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30 Nov 2012 10:46

This is bad, for the sole reason that Sunday afternoon in Europe is late Sunday night in Australia. I don't want to have to go to work/uni tired on Monday morning.
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30 Nov 2012 18:15

Alphabet wrote:This is bad, for the sole reason that Sunday afternoon in Europe is late Sunday night in Australia. I don't want to have to go to work/uni tired on Monday morning.


The sacrifices we, well you'll have to make. We all still have to work in the GT's to that schedule.
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01 Dec 2012 08:40

GT's work out really well, though. The Tour is typically on between 10 pm and 1:30 am, so there's good time for a 5 or 6 hour sleep, plus I'm on uni holidays in July and the only thing I have to worry about is work.
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