Think both are a little disappointing.This has probably already been discussed, but I am the only one finding the routes for this year's PN and TA really mediocre? Mostly flat(ish) stages and one stage with a 12-15 km, 6-7 % MTF. Even the last Nice stage in PN is average compared to the better versions. Where are the stages encouraging aggressive riding and attacks?
More stages like this would be much more interesting:
PN should use climbs like Mende and Mont Faron rather than the 15 km climbs in Mercantour. And surely there have to be other climbs along the Saone or Rhone valley that could be used in PN. Neither race should use these longer climbs, but rather rely on stages with shorter and steeper climbs encouraging aggressive riding.Think both are a little disappointing.
I basically dislike PN routes almost any year but then the echelons happen, but this time they actually *** with the final stage which has been fire literally every year.
TA gets major props for DITCHING THE TTT but just putting another sprint in doesn't do much for me. Wish they'd just have 2 hard hilly stages, a medium MTF like they do now, and then increase the ITT length by a few km.
Terminator or what:And of course someone forgot to tell Rebellin that you are allowed to retire before winning the Tour de France.
Rumour has it that he's gonna face Bala and Sevilla at the Gathering at the end of the 2021 season to win the prize.Terminator or what:
Rebellin goes on with Meridiana: “Until at least the Nationals. And then...".
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