please keep your clinic hatred stuff also in the clinic forum, here should be neutral ground, pro- or con- clinic should equally be banned.Master50 said:Loved the race hated the clinic discussion. Absurd as always. Actually now that the clinic denizens won a big one they are even more unbearable.
I was thrilled to finally see Chris win a big one after spending so much time helping others. Just the right mix for him. a real climbers tour. Would have loved to see a couple of top Columbians in the mix.
I think the majority of the blame for this can be placed on the parcours. When half the stages are uphills for the GC men, the pure sprinters aren't going to have any chance in the points competition. More points on flat stages would certainly help to balance it out a bit more, but that's also assuming that some higher tier sprinters go to the Vuelta and bring decent sprint trains. As we saw this year, if the sprint field isn't strong, many of the sprint stage can easily go to late or early breaks.Peter von said:I can't really decide on the points competition, i don't know what should be done, but it going to one of the guys on the podium, without them doing anything special to try and win it is not good, maybe more points on finish line on flat stages or maybe it's the sprinters fault for not trying to pick up point by going i breaks and take IS.
This.pmcg76 said:No Cav, Kittel, Petacchi, no stupid sprint trains making every stage boring as ****.
I would love that both of these.del1962 said:And get rid of TTTs
Actually they should start with a 5k prologue of which the final 1k is up a 25% ramp.
And this.hayzer114 said:Great race, best grand tour of the year once again.
I think the next year Vuelta is going to have less uphill finishes and a bit more hard mountain stages like Peryagudes and final stages after a descent.jaylew said:This.
I would love that both of these.
Loved the Vuelta once again but I have to admit being a fan of the top 4 riders helped. I love all the mt and uphill finishes and was happy to hear they have no plan to move away from that formula in the near future.
Just a thought - how exciting would the TdF be if you took all of the riders, spectacle, and excitement that is the Tour and had the riders do a course like this years's Vuelta? (I'm drooling now)
Piz Buin said:I agree, unfortunately the miraculous performance of one rider ruined the whole gc battle for me.
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