More than just a WT-race. Catalunya is one of the 7 classics: PN, TA, DL, Basque, Catalunya, Switzerland and Romandy.Still a worldtour stagerace though.
With the Vuelta still in September too? But I don't think I'm going to revive dead races (at least not the most implausible ones).Volta was in June after the move from September pre PT/WT by the way.
And with the current calendar, I probably wouldn't mind it being moved to September with Setmana Catalana back. But these 2 things are just a pipe dream.
Yeah, you are right, it probably would be awkward to have the Volta start soon after the Vuelta is finished.With the Vuelta still in September too? But I don't think I'm going to revive dead races (at least not the most implausible ones).
Yates is underdone while TBE is developing Hamilton as a GC rider - My major interest is in seeing the Yates brothers chasing each other up a mountain.I suspect that Yates will be their captain as he is a much better rider than Hamilton and actually has a chabce of winning the race.
Well at least I saw there was a thread for it. It appears that part of the title didn't register. I think I read that for this edition all the sprint points will be at the 100 KM (or close to that) mark of each stage and they are honoring different riders at those markers. I know it was in Spanish that I'd read it, so who knows if I can find that again.And it's right there in the thread-title. You're not starting to develop thread-blindness, are you? It's the same malady toby suffers from, though his case is obviously even worse, as he can't even see certain threads!
Well, according a few Spaniards, it's not easy to find a route that would give you an actually flat route in Spain for any stage. LOL.Spanish cycling has decided the solution to the problem of so many high speed crashes in bunch sprints is to eradicate the bunch sprint entirely.
A noble goal.
I think Champoussin can go quite far. He might not be an expert time trialist but he has looked really strong so far this season and in Laigueglia he was totally equal to Bernal.Pro'ly not for top 5, but possibly top 10: Vanhoucke, McNulty and maybe Champoussin.
View: https://twitter.com/LukeRowe1990/status/1372893963808608256Ineos has quite a strong team but somehow I think that they will manage to lose this
Yates might be underdone, but he still managed to stay close to Pogačar on the MTF in Tirreno. So his climbing form is not too bad at the moment.Yates is underdone while TBE is developing Hamilton as a GC rider - My major interest is in seeing the Yates brothers chasing each other up a mountain.
I agree. He really impressed me in Laigueglia. I still don't know though if he is more of a hilly one day race specialist or he can also be a strong GC rider.I think Champoussin can go quite far. He might not be an expert time trialist but he has looked really strong so far this season and in Laigueglia he was totally equal to Bernal.
Yates is paid two millions to wait for Luke when he is taking a piss
I actually think the Yates brothers might be the best one week GC riders behind Roglič and Pogačar right now.Yates vs Yates for the win? That could be fun.
If Remco was racing and back to his pre-injury form, then yes, I'd rank Remco higher. But Remco is still recovering from the crash and will need a couple of months a least to be back to his former self.Remco?
I think they lack a bit too much in the time trial to be above him (if he is at his Tour of Poland level).
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