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26 Sep 2016 11:57

Paris Tours to become an extended version of Scheldeprijs with 252km of flat:
Late hills removed:

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26 Sep 2016 12:05

What?! :o

The finish has been so great the last couple of years.
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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26 Sep 2016 12:12

And 80 km longer then in previous years. It's obvious that this is supposed to be THE dress rehearsal for the Doha road race. Good idea, hope this attracts the big names again.
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26 Sep 2016 12:26

Bye Bye Bicycle wrote:And 80 km longer then in previous years. It's obvious that this is supposed to be THE dress rehearsal for the Doha road race. Good idea, hope this attracts the big names again.

It was 231km last year.
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
SeriousSam wrote:Which [Brexit, red], thankfully, isn't going to happen. Remain now at 85% with the bookmakers.
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26 Sep 2016 12:49

You're right, I mixed it up with the U23 edition. My bad.
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26 Sep 2016 12:53

But yeah, the fact that it is longer is good news. Hopefully it will have the same length next year with the hills back on.
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
SeriousSam wrote:Which [Brexit, red], thankfully, isn't going to happen. Remain now at 85% with the bookmakers.
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26 Sep 2016 13:03

Netserk wrote:But yeah, the fact that it is longer is good news. Hopefully it will have the same length next year with the hills back on.


I dream of it one day actually becoming Paris-Tours, not just randomoutwardsuburb-Tours
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26 Sep 2016 13:07

GuyIncognito wrote:
Netserk wrote:But yeah, the fact that it is longer is good news. Hopefully it will have the same length next year with the hills back on.


I dream of it one day actually becoming Paris-Tours, not just randomoutwardsuburb-Tours

Like the iconic Compiègne-Roubaix? :p
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26 Sep 2016 18:17

Alexandre B. wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
Netserk wrote:But yeah, the fact that it is longer is good news. Hopefully it will have the same length next year with the hills back on.


I dream of it one day actually becoming Paris-Tours, not just randomoutwardsuburb-Tours

Like the iconic Compiègne-Roubaix? :p


exactly :)
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26 Sep 2016 18:28

Boonen has this in his back pocket!
"Fred bud, he drives five kilometres too fast for us" - Frans Verbeeck talking about Eddy Merckx in an interview with Fred De Bruyne after finishing second in the Tour of Flandres in 1974.
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26 Sep 2016 18:59

what kind of **** is that???
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26 Sep 2016 20:10

GuyIncognito wrote:
Netserk wrote:But yeah, the fact that it is longer is good news. Hopefully it will have the same length next year with the hills back on.


I dream of it one day actually becoming Paris-Tours, not just randomoutwardsuburb-Tours


I dream of Bordeaux–Paris.
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