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The new King of Flanders will come from what team?

  • Another team

    Votes: 10 7.1%
  • Etixx

    Votes: 10 7.1%
  • Lotto Soudal

    Votes: 7 5.0%
  • Trek

    Votes: 45 32.1%
  • Sky

    Votes: 15 10.7%
  • Tinkoff

    Votes: 30 21.4%
  • LottoNL

    Votes: 7 5.0%
  • BMC

    Votes: 8 5.7%
  • Katusha

    Votes: 6 4.3%
  • Astana

    Votes: 2 1.4%

  • Total voters
    140
  • Poll closed .
May 14, 2010
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pedromiguelmartins said:
Women's racing is nice. What pisses me off are the fanboy/girls that just can't understand how archaic women's cycling is compared with the men's. They are still in the 60s, as far as strategy/racing/specialization go.
Well, since they aren't paid very much, maybe they just aren't doing as many things that . . . belong in the Clinic . . . .
 
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Interesting comment from Kristoff's coach after watching the womens sprint - strong wind from the right before the finish, going to the right may have been a bad choice by Emma.
 
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togo95 said:
I must say this section after last Paterberg and the finish line really takes away much of the charm of this race.
The final run-in to some road on the outskirts on Oudenaarde is horrible. Boring and ugly to look at, usually a headwind. One of the worst in cycling.

They should route it south of the river and finish in the town instead.
 
May 26, 2015
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Maxiton said:
pedromiguelmartins said:
Women's racing is nice. What pisses me off are the fanboy/girls that just can't understand how archaic women's cycling is compared with the men's. They are still in the 60s, as far as strategy/racing/specialization go.
Well, since they aren't paid very much, maybe they just aren't doing as many things that . . . belong in the Clinic . . . .
No. Generally they are just inferior athletes, as of right now. It's a less mature version of the sport.
 
Apr 3, 2011
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pedromiguelmartins said:
Women's racing is nice. What pisses me off are the fanboy/girls that just can't understand how archaic women's cycling is compared with the men's. They are still in the 60s, as far as strategy/racing/specialization go.
hope they will never get to 90s or 00s
 
May 26, 2015
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doperhopper said:
pedromiguelmartins said:
Women's racing is nice. What pisses me off are the fanboy/girls that just can't understand how archaic women's cycling is compared with the men's. They are still in the 60s, as far as strategy/racing/specialization go.
hope they will never get to 90s or 00s
If they don't they will always be seen as a weaker version of the sport, as they are now.
 
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pedromiguelmartins said:
Maxiton said:
pedromiguelmartins said:
Women's racing is nice. What pisses me off are the fanboy/girls that just can't understand how archaic women's cycling is compared with the men's. They are still in the 60s, as far as strategy/racing/specialization go.
Well, since they aren't paid very much, maybe they just aren't doing as many things that . . . belong in the Clinic . . . .
No. Generally they are just inferior athletes, as of right now. It's a less mature version of the sport.
And maybe people want to support it so that it can grow to the point where, much like other similar race format sports like skiing, biathlon, athletics and swimming, the women's competitions are on a much more level footing than they are with cycling?
 
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luckyboy said:
togo95 said:
I must say this section after last Paterberg and the finish line really takes away much of the charm of this race.
The final run-in to some road on the outskirts on Oudenaarde is horrible. Boring and ugly to look at, usually a headwind. One of the worst in cycling.

They should route it south of the river and finish in the town instead.
Or maybe route is further east and finish in Meerbeke ;)
 
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pedromiguelmartins said:
Maxiton said:
pedromiguelmartins said:
Women's racing is nice. What pisses me off are the fanboy/girls that just can't understand how archaic women's cycling is compared with the men's. They are still in the 60s, as far as strategy/racing/specialization go.
Well, since they aren't paid very much, maybe they just aren't doing as many things that . . . belong in the Clinic . . . .
No. Generally they are just inferior athletes, as of right now. It's a less mature version of the sport.
Yes. So?

In all physical sports women will be inferior. Doesn't mean it ain't entertaining.
 
May 26, 2015
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Libertine Seguros said:
pedromiguelmartins said:
Maxiton said:
pedromiguelmartins said:
Women's racing is nice. What pisses me off are the fanboy/girls that just can't understand how archaic women's cycling is compared with the men's. They are still in the 60s, as far as strategy/racing/specialization go.
Well, since they aren't paid very much, maybe they just aren't doing as many things that . . . belong in the Clinic . . . .
No. Generally they are just inferior athletes, as of right now. It's a less mature version of the sport.
And maybe people want to support it so that it can grow to the point where, much like other similar race format sports like skiing, biathlon, athletics and swimming, the women's competitions are on a much more level footing than they are with cycling?
Exactly. And that's why women's cycling must evolve. As it is there's no comparison at all.
 
May 26, 2015
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Kwibus said:
pedromiguelmartins said:
Maxiton said:
pedromiguelmartins said:
Women's racing is nice. What pisses me off are the fanboy/girls that just can't understand how archaic women's cycling is compared with the men's. They are still in the 60s, as far as strategy/racing/specialization go.
Well, since they aren't paid very much, maybe they just aren't doing as many things that . . . belong in the Clinic . . . .
No. Generally they are just inferior athletes, as of right now. It's a less mature version of the sport.
Yes. So?

In all physical sports women will be inferior. Doesn't mean it ain't entertaining.
But it isn't entertaining. They are inferior at athletes (not their fault) but the sport itself is almost amateur.
 

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