flat stages - gc

Jun 18, 2009
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How much kms a flat stage should have to be decisive for GC? no coblestones, no sterrato. just enough flat to see a main group of 10 riders, and have a final like on a HC climb. 300 km won't do it, as the Milano-San Remo show us. Maybe 400 like in the old times?
 
McLovin said:
How much kms a flat stage should have to be decisive for GC? no coblestones, no sterrato. just enough flat to see a main group of 10 riders, and have a final like on a HC climb. 300 km won't do it, as the Milano-San Remo show us. Maybe 400 like in the old times?
maybe 500 kms would do it
 
50 km, with just kilometer after kilometer exposed to fierce crosswinds. something along the coast sounds nice or along a river bed. most important part is that the finale is ridden in a crosswind, otherwise it will come back together.
 

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