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Lesser Known Race Results 2017

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GuyIncognito said:
Also, Paris-Tours only became that relatively recently. It had many other names and starts/finishes before. Not to mention that races like Paris-Tours and Paris-Roubaix don't start in Paris at all.

Well I know that everything is relative but 1896 does not seem that recent to me. The reversed starts & finish were a brief parenthesis in the history of Paris-Tours between 1974 & 1987. 1988 was just a back to the roots. Of course in the seventies they wanted to avoid bunch sprints (because at that time, there were no place for sprinters in classics) and in 1988 with the new route Jean-Pierre Danguillaume tried to find as many climbs as possible to harden it, he found the Côte de l'Épan and all the other climbs which were no part of the route before 1974.

The start outside Paris is not a problem to me. It's still in the area, it's quite hard to organise a start in such a big city and as long as it's OKAY for you to have the Tour of France starting in Düsseldorf and the Tour of Italy in Israël or Tirreno Adriatico in Doha and the Tour of Poland in Patagonia, why not Paris-Roubaix in Compiègnes?

TMP402 said:
LS, you would know this: what are all the "Paris-" races? I have Nice, Roubaix, Camembert, Troyes, Arras, Corrèze, Brussels, Bourges, and Tours.

http://www.dewielersite.net/db2/wielersite/zoekwedstrijdvrij2.php
 
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Nirvana said:
Grandpa Rebellin this morning won the fifth stage of Tour of Iran.


From http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/rebellin-still-winning-at-age-46-news-shorts
"At 30 kilometres to go Toffali and I started, with a good understanding between us in this moment. We managed to maintain the distance from the group and to be able to play our options for victory. It all went to perfection,” Rebellin explained.
It turns out that the younger Italian is the son of Rebellin's former training partner, Marco Toffali.
 
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TourOfSardinia said:
Nirvana said:
Grandpa Rebellin this morning won the fifth stage of Tour of Iran.


From http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/rebellin-still-winning-at-age-46-news-shorts
"At 30 kilometres to go Toffali and I started, with a good understanding between us in this moment. We managed to maintain the distance from the group and to be able to play our options for victory. It all went to perfection,” Rebellin explained.
It turns out that the younger Italian is the son of Rebellin's former training partner, Marco Toffali.

Toffali jr. was born three days after Rebellin got himself the ninth place in Giro di Lombardia of 1992. Rebellin's oldest win dates back to 1988 when he was a junior. It's incredible.
 
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HelloDolly said:
I dont understand having a world tour race and no TV coverage ? its so stupid

Yes, thats Wanda Sports/Infront. Wherever they appear is no or bad coverage.

Wich is sad because the last 2 stages through Guilin area will be extraordinary
 
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TourOfSardinia said:
HelloDolly said:
I dont understand having a world tour race and no TV coverage ? its so stupid
Highlights video Stage 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuAPfu8JqHo
mostly nice bike cam shots


I hate this Velon CC onboard rubbish...whoever thought that was entertaining and acceptable seriously needs to consider their capabilities

My timeline this morning would suggest this race is quite good ...lots of attacking by Oss, de Gendt, Diller, Kelderman, etc

it beggars belief that in 2017 anyone anywhere can have a world tour race and no video coverage, not even highlights

Even this forum has not discused the race....If you have a race and die hard fans are not watching then what is the point
Major fail by UCI, Velon and whoever put this on....major fail...there should be resignations
 
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It wont work this way

The previous editions of Tour of China, Tour of Fouzhou& Tour of Taihu Lake had a much more professional organisation and coverage

Dont know who profits from this save up. Maybe the UCI
 
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Breh said:
Alpe-Thibaut said:
HelloDolly said:
I dont understand having a world tour race and no TV coverage ? its so stupid


To some extent.China is the desert of cycling world.

The riders seem to like it and theres a decent crowd alongside the road.

Not to mention China is the biggest market in the world and there's alot of potential for funding going towards our beloved sport.

Also now they don't risk losing 2 years of functioning longs while participating.
 
So, Dillier had a bit of a crash, and Oss showed himself as the helpful teammate...

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