Milan Turin is not exactly for climbers,most of the race is flat and the 2 climbs are not very long.Scarponi said:To people with more cycling knowledge then myself. Why are there not any climbers classics, yes I know some classics have 3000ft of climbing etc or like Milan Turin but why isn't there a legit proper 5-6 climb classic like out of the grand tours? Is it because we see it too much in the gts. Would be interesting if they used different cat 1 and hc climbs every year
In Spain we had something similar to that, subida a Urkiola and clasica de los puertos (In Madrid-Segovia)
I cant find the profile, but Navacerrada was in the last part with other climbs of la sierra, but not more for climbers than Lombardia this year.
As well I remerber (edit, I see now you talked about that) in France the Clasicc of the Alps. it finished in aix lex Bains, but with several climb in the route, the better clasic for climbers I remerber. People as Oliverio Rincóin, iban Mayo, Chava jimenez, Mancebo won this race, so is for climbers.
I remerber that fight between Lance and Mayo in 2001, the first big performance of the young Mayo, from that my idol (no now), it was a great race anyway, although now I am not interested in that era of cycling.