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Thanks, now I'm angry againEntradas relacionadas: Previo Mundial de Ponferrada 2014. Campeonato del Mundo Ponferrada 2014 – Historia. – – – – – Calendario de pruebas Ponferrada 2014 Progra…plataformarecorridosciclistas.org
We know that the ideologist of the candidature and sports councillor of Ponferrada for 8 years, Emilio Villanueva, proposed the Lombillo circuit to the UCI and they refused because it could result in "a lacklustre World Cup with less than 10 riders competing in the last lap" -> interview part 1 / part 2. That is, according to the UCI, World Championships where many riders arrive together at the final part are better than those where the race is broken from far away, like Duitama or Sallanches ... The other problem they alleged was the danger of the descent, but the truth is that it was already done in the Vuelta a España 2008 and there was no problem, and it was also resurfaced a few years ago.
But even accepting that it was "too hard" (something false, since due to its length there would only be 12 laps, accumulating the same gradient as Mendrisio 2009) or that the descent was dangerous, there was an intermediate option: 11 laps of the Montearenas circuit and 2 final laps of the Lombillo circuit, when the peloton was already more selected. However, the answer was again negative. The UCI's rejection of a more selective route was repeated again this year, when J.L. López Cerrón, president of the RFEC, and Javier Mínguez, national coach and technical advisor for the World Championships, proposed to climb Montereanas by a harder variant (the aforementioned 2010 time trial) or, failing that, to do the circuit the other way round.
And three months older than Roger Pingeon. Those three have won the Tour in the wrong order.Jan Janssen I think. He's 83, one year older than Lucien Aimar.
Profiles and maps are out as well now. I see I got the final stage down spot on.The Avenir routes were announced today. The men's race has the godforsaken TTT (again), MTFs at Col de la Loze (again) and Col du Mont Cenis, a MTT to Les Karellis before the final stage takes on the southern side of Iséran (again) on the way to the easy MTF at Sainte Foy.
The inaugural women's race does actually have a regular ITT, in addition to mountain stages to Mégève and also to Sainte Foy (approaching from the other side, so no Iséran).