Not as hard and long as the real classics but still nice to see EBH win a race that's 243km long.
Below Brabantse Pilj for sure but I'm still not sure how to rate the canadian races. I think they still needs a few more years to really know their status.El Pistolero said:What? I rate this even lower than the Canadian races or the Brabantse Pijl.
who else fell down the stairs laughing at this?trevim said:Great effort from Rui Costa but EBH was the strongest and deserved to win. Still another great result for Rui and his first big result in a big classic. It's a nice signal for his monument ambitions.
this I hope is also a joke right? the race was 200 km long for christsake. and not hard at all eithervelosiped said:So I guess we can bury the speculations about him and longer races as his achilles.
The reasons why a young gun seldom wins the monuments is not the length per se; its because their terrain/surface is so demanding.
It takes time, experience and hardening.
maltiv said:The race was 242 kilometers. EBH has won at that distance before though. It's when it gets close to 260 that he usually cracks.
Hopefully he can get one of the Canadian classics as well, in that case he'll somewhat have saved his season.