don't care about anyone else but I love this race
the level of anticipation as the last km is entered!
ok who can beat valverde?......alaphillipe?
what would ya expect other than a slimmed down race thread from dabandit.....
Velolover2 said:They need to add Triple Mur de Monty and Citadelle De Namur next time to make it more possible for a strong breakaway of climbers to make it to the finish.
I'm fine with Mur being the final climb but if they added those two climbs, it would be much easier for the break to have a chance. And FW would still be the official Muro-stage race since both Triple Mur de Monty and Citadelle De Namur are short, ultra-steep climbs.
I have climbed both and especially the Monty climb took the tool on me. Also, the penultimate climb needs to go. It doesn't add any excitement for the race. Narrow roads before the Mur would have been a better idea.
Its funny, it has looked progressively easier for him from 2014 and onwards. I say sitting up the last 60m this time around.Netserk said:Valverde will take the lead with 600m to go and control the pace before he launches his sprint with 200m to go and sits up the last 50m.
Blanco said:Philippe Gilbert and Michal Kwiatkowski to try long range, but Valverde to win.