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4 Jours de Dunkerque 2017 (2.HC), 09. - 14.05.

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Squire said:
Kazistuta said:
Alexandre B. said:
Ignatas Konovalovas (FDJ) wins the stage and Clément Venturini (Cofidis) takes the lead.

Damned, Venturini. Please fudge up tomorrow, so I can keep you on my CQ manager list for 2018 :D
Haha, isn't it a bit early to be thinking about that? :D

It's never too early to find promising CQ gems ;)

Seriously though, I'm happy for him, Venturini has been knocking on the door for some time now.
 
Adrien Petit gets some measure of revenge for Direct Énergie, soloing in ahead of his break mates Berden de Vries and Julien Duval, but all the GC contenders safely ensconced in the péloton so Venturini defends his lead successfully.

You know, the more I think about it the more I want a World Championships on the Mont Cassel circuit. The gradient isn't steep enough to make it truly a climber's Worlds, and the cobbles won't be good for them either, however the climbing, though low gradient, is quite sustained so going up and down that all day is a real test and few sprinters ever make it to the end here without losing time. They might need to move the finishing line to another point on the circuit outside the town if the UCI are worried about it ending in a bunch gallop on the cobbles in the town centre, which would be a fair concern, but also the crowds attracted by a Worlds may ensure the cobbles are dealt with in full - there was a fair amount of pavement-riding from Ignatas in his decisive attack there...
 
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Libertine Seguros said:
Adrien Petit gets some measure of revenge for Direct Énergie, soloing in ahead of his break mates Berden de Vries and Julien Duval, but all the GC contenders safely ensconced in the péloton so Venturini defends his lead successfully.

You know, the more I think about it the more I want a World Championships on the Mont Cassel circuit. The gradient isn't steep enough to make it truly a climber's Worlds, and the cobbles won't be good for them either, however the climbing, though low gradient, is quite sustained so going up and down that all day is a real test and few sprinters ever make it to the end here without losing time. They might need to move the finishing line to another point on the circuit outside the town if the UCI are worried about it ending in a bunch gallop on the cobbles in the town centre, which would be a fair concern, but also the crowds attracted by a Worlds may ensure the cobbles are dealt with in full - there was a fair amount of pavement-riding from Ignatas in his decisive attack there...

Would make for an awesome WC, definitely because I would be able to go see it! :D