Re: Lesser Known Race Results 2018
Great post!DFA123 said:This reminds me of the discussions every year about the Vuelta and Giro being what the Tour is supposed to be like. It's like preferring a high scoring La Liga game between two mid table sides, over a boring Champions League final. Each has its merits as a spectacle, but one undoubtedly has more gravitas and is an example of the sport being performed at a higher level.Velolover2 said:I think he was comparing them to the Ardennes.. the hilly classics in general.tobydawq said:
Emilia is what Fleche Wallone is supposed to be like and Lombardia is what Liege is supposed to be like.
You could compare TVV to Amstel but Amstel has been great in recent editions.
Its somewhat inevitable and impossible to prevent these days that the Tour and Ardennes are less entertaining than their counterparts. They are simply raced at a much higher level, where finer margins tend decide the races, with the best riders on top form and with insanely strong teams (full of domestiques in top form) who can control the life out of the races.