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flat stages - gc

25 Dec 2012 14:36

How much kms a flat stage should have to be decisive for GC? no coblestones, no sterrato. just enough flat to see a main group of 10 riders, and have a final like on a HC climb. 300 km won't do it, as the Milano-San Remo show us. Maybe 400 like in the old times?
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25 Dec 2012 14:40

place side-on to sea on windy day for best results.
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25 Dec 2012 14:48

McLovin wrote:How much kms a flat stage should have to be decisive for GC? no coblestones, no sterrato. just enough flat to see a main group of 10 riders, and have a final like on a HC climb. 300 km won't do it, as the Milano-San Remo show us. Maybe 400 like in the old times?

maybe 500 kms would do it
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25 Dec 2012 16:11

50 km, with just kilometer after kilometer exposed to fierce crosswinds. something along the coast sounds nice or along a river bed. most important part is that the finale is ridden in a crosswind, otherwise it will come back together.
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