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Thats my last hope. If stage 19 is not shortened or cancelled, which is a big if, then at least we have that. Just looking at it, by far the best stage this year.Headwind? The final climb is a typical zig-zag but on average headed north while according to the forecast 6 mph breeze was coming from the east. So yeah some would have been headwind but most would not
A broken clock is always right twice a day innit?And I bet the next time there is a super short mountain stage in a gt every commentator will have forgotten about today and talk about how those always lead to a great spectacle.
The original design of today's stage would work really well as a stage 19. Like 2016 Risoul or 2018 Jafferru.Thats my last hope. If stage 19 is not shortened or cancelled, which is a big if, then at least we have that. Just looking at it, by far the best stage this year.
Fell asleep during the last hour, but can see that I didnt miss much. Really looked forward to Croix de Couer, but its obviously not gonna matter in under these circumstances. Nice climb, but its just a bunch of meh.
Agree, a bit too early, but thats not the main reason IMO. The abandons, the decision to first shorten San Bernardo and then completely scrap it and the overall negativity of this bunch are also very valid reasons.The original design of today's stage would work really well as a stage 19. Like 2016 Risoul or 2018 Jafferru.
Except he didn't 'stick to it', because the vote was apparently to cancel Croix de Coeur, not San Bernardo.@HansenAdam
I will speak out and defend the riders for the dry roads. First, we were told stage 10 we could not negotiate just before the start when the weather is most accurate. 20 guys went home in a 24-hour period. We were told we can not negotiate days in advance because the weather can change. So we did it the day before, and the prediction was much worse. We did it then because we had no alternative. We also agreed to stick to it.