Normally it would have been this Saturday, but it was indeed moved to avoid the Olympics. Still, I don't know why it couldn't be held on August 11th, the first day of the Semana Grande/Aste Nagusia, Eneco Tour be damned.Libertine Seguros said:Probably more likely because they didn't want to compete with the Olympics, more for coverage than for riders I presume since it suits completely different types of rider, but the Vuelta starts that Saturday, in Pamplona which isn't all that far from Donostia, so they can get a better startlist than being on some random day between the Tour and Vuelta
Paris-Nice / Tirreno AdriaticoSetonHallPirate said:Because no two other events on the WorldTour calendar occur at the same time?
I knew that...I was being 110% sarcastic.Armchair cyclist said:Paris-Nice / Tirreno Adriatico
E3 Harelbeke & Gent-Wevelgem /Volta a Catalunya
Dauphiné / Tour de Suisse
Tour de France/ Tour de Pologne
Vattenfalls and Ouest France and both Canadian Races / Vuelta a Espana
So that's not why...
Last year Phil won and the year before Vino was second(wasn't at Eneco, but was in Belgium for a crit race the day before).hrotha said:Normally it would have been this Saturday, but it was indeed moved to avoid the Olympics. Still, I don't know why it couldn't be held on August 11th, the first day of the Semana Grande/Aste Nagusia, Eneco Tour be damned.
edit: besides, with only one day between Eneco and San Sebastián, I'm not sure how well those coming from the Benelux will be able to do. But August 15th, being a national holiday, might not have been suitable for some reason that escapes me but that might have to do with local police having a day off or whatever.
Caja Rural and Andalucia confirmed.Arnout said:No, but my estimation: Caja Rural, Andalucia, Saur and Cofidis.
Heh, so far for Olympics ITT being his final race. Nothing against Vino, but what's it with riders saying "Will end my carreer this year" and finally going for like 4 more years (Moncoutié, Voigt, etc) ? Anyhow, would be nice to see him winning San SebastianVino attacks everyone said:Vino doing Sebastian