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Escarabajo said:
Red Rick said:
I'm absolutely torn. I feel like I should be saying stage 2 is really nice, the ITT is a good length, but all I want is scream bloody murder at the length of the mountain stages once more.
I don't think this is classic Dauphine. Not at all. The mountain stages are short. But the main thing is that it is not Dauphine to add these weak mountain stages. This is OK for a race in March. But absolutely not right for a race in France in June. Paris-Nice has its identity as well as the Dauphine. We don't want one to resemble the other.
Not good!
Yeah I had taken a closer look and the last 'mountain stage' is the easiest mountain stage an ASO race has ever seen.
 
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tobydawq said:
It seems like the Norwegian Uno-X Team want to become a professional continental team for next year. That would make the first non-Danish Scandinavian Professional team, right?

Unless Team Unibet was a Swedish team?
2007 -
https://www.si.com/more-sports/2010/01/01/bc-cyclingunibet
Swedish online gambling company Unibet will end its sponsorship of its professional cycling team which will disband at the end of the year, the team's general manager told Reuters on Wednesday.
 
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Robert5091 said:
tobydawq said:
It seems like the Norwegian Uno-X Team want to become a professional continental team for next year. That would make the first non-Danish Scandinavian Professional team, right?

Unless Team Unibet was a Swedish team?
2007 -
https://www.si.com/more-sports/2010/01/01/bc-cyclingunibet
Swedish online gambling company Unibet will end its sponsorship of its professional cycling team which will disband at the end of the year, the team's general manager told Reuters on Wednesday.
I think the team was registered in Belgium, it just had a Swedish sponsor.
 
First 12 stages just don't nearly have enough for me. Would've like 2 legit medium mountain stages with one MTF in there rather than like maayybe 3 puncheur stages which aren't all that hard.

And I wish we'd gotten Muro di Sormano. That would guarantee carnage in a GT peloton
 
Surounding the start of the reestablished Giro di Sicilia local media reported of plans to make the road leading towards the vulcanologic research site (INGV Osservatorio) on Etna suitable for the Giro d'Italia. The idea is to hold a time trial (the road is only 2m wide) from a village at around 500 m elevation all the way to the top at 3150 m , which would be the highest point ever visited by a Grand Tour. I don't really know where the finish would be to be honest as the highest building that I could find on the mountain is located at around 2800 m. This would imply around 30 km @ 7.9 %. Necessary funding would be 1 million € and the local communities seem to be interested.

Article: https://catania.meridionews.it/articolo/76387/giro-di-sicilia-catania-accoglie-il-debutto-della-corsa-piazza-non-gremita-entusiasmo-per-basso-e-contador/

Planned route to my understanding: https://www.komoot.com/plan/tour/d09Aj_mzgDnC34=FxiABNa4AxwGKkrCiD0R38tZ6oJhyQA=/@37.7525297,15.0977898,13z
 
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Sestriere said:
Surounding the start of the reestablished Giro di Sicilia local media reported of plans to make the road leading towards the vulcanologic research site (INGV Osservatorio) on Etna suitable for the Giro d'Italia. The idea is to hold a time trial (the road is only 2m wide) from a village at around 500 m elevation all the way to the top at 3150 m , which would be the highest point ever visited by a Grand Tour. I don't really know where the finish would be to be honest as the highest building that I could find on the mountain is located at around 2800 m. This would imply around 20 km @ 7.9 %. Necessary funding would be 1 million € and the local communities seem to be interested.

Article: https://catania.meridionews.it/articolo/76387/giro-di-sicilia-catania-accoglie-il-debutto-della-corsa-piazza-non-gremita-entusiasmo-per-basso-e-contador/

Planned route to my understanding: https://www.komoot.com/plan/tour/d09Aj_mzgDnC34=FxiABNa4AxwGKkrCiD0R38tZ6oJhyQA=/@37.7525297,15.0977898,13z
I just got a call from Angelo Zomegnan. He is throwing a party with free cocaine for everyone

That TT is never gonna happen, though it would be itneresting as a one day kind of race.
 
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Sestriere said:
Surounding the start of the reestablished Giro di Sicilia local media reported of plans to make the road leading towards the vulcanologic research site (INGV Osservatorio) on Etna suitable for the Giro d'Italia. The idea is to hold a time trial (the road is only 2m wide) from a village at around 500 m elevation all the way to the top at 3150 m , which would be the highest point ever visited by a Grand Tour. I don't really know where the finish would be to be honest as the highest building that I could find on the mountain is located at around 2800 m. This would imply around 20 km @ 7.9 %. Necessary funding would be 1 million € and the local communities seem to be interested.

Article: https://catania.meridionews.it/articolo/76387/giro-di-sicilia-catania-accoglie-il-debutto-della-corsa-piazza-non-gremita-entusiasmo-per-basso-e-contador/

Planned route to my understanding: https://www.komoot.com/plan/tour/d09Aj_mzgDnC34=FxiABNa4AxwGKkrCiD0R38tZ6oJhyQA=/@37.7525297,15.0977898,13z
*** Vegni shooting it down already. Bring back Zomegnan. We NEED this, we NEED our cycling God. He would construct the road himself.
 
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tobydawq said:
Logic-is-your-friend said:
I have no idea man, i just read it on Sporza.be and a quick google search confirmed it. Just thought it was funny.
Apparently, this has been done a couple of times for the Giro. The Bora guys were nearly getting to a fight over it in 2017 :lol:

https://road.cc/content/news/222357-nearly-riot-among-bora-hansgrohe-riders-over-panini-giro-ditalia-album-stickers
lol

I've only seen a few stickers floating around before today but I just found out that my Portuguese team-mate Jose Mendes got four boxes of them that he was supposed to pass out to us.

Instead, he tried to open them all in secret so that he could complete his sticker album first.
 

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