Lesser Known Race Results 2020

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RedheadDane said:
Danskebjerge said:
I couldn't find any main thread in this forum for Tour Of Norway?
Coz we talked about it here.
Yeah, but since the race combines the old Tour of Norway and Tour des Fjords, it's a pretty big event, and most races of this size get their own main thread. Even the smallest one day races in Belgium seem to get their own thread. Maybe it's because the Norwegian race is so far to the north that many don't care?
 
Danskebjerge said:
RedheadDane said:
Danskebjerge said:
I couldn't find any main thread in this forum for Tour Of Norway?
Coz we talked about it here.
Yeah, but since the race combines the old Tour of Norway and Tour des Fjords, it's a pretty big event, and most races of this size get their own main thread. Even the smallest one day races in Belgium seem to get their own thread. Maybe it's because the Norwegian race is so far to the north that many don't care?
Well, nobody got around to create a thread. And apart from FB live broadcast it wasn't really shown on international media, so... bit hard to watch.
 
RedheadDane said:
Danskebjerge said:
RedheadDane said:
Danskebjerge said:
I couldn't find any main thread in this forum for Tour Of Norway?
Coz we talked about it here.
Yeah, but since the race combines the old Tour of Norway and Tour des Fjords, it's a pretty big event, and most races of this size get their own main thread. Even the smallest one day races in Belgium seem to get their own thread. Maybe it's because the Norwegian race is so far to the north that many don't care?
Well, nobody got around to create a thread. And apart from FB live broadcast it wasn't really shown on international media, so... bit hard to watch.
The problem of hosting a stage race at the same time as a Grand Tour ... :)
 
Danskebjerge said:
RedheadDane said:
Danskebjerge said:
I couldn't find any main thread in this forum for Tour Of Norway?
Coz we talked about it here.
Yeah, but since the race combines the old Tour of Norway and Tour des Fjords, it's a pretty big event, and most races of this size get their own main thread. Even the smallest one day races in Belgium seem to get their own thread. Maybe it's because the Norwegian race is so far to the north that many don't care?
Frankly it didn't deserve it's own thread. It was a horrible borefest with 4 sprinters in the top 5 of general classification. On top of that, the supposed nearly worldwide broadcast they boasted on their website, was nowhere to be seen. Their youtube channel didn't work, and only the last 2 stages appeared on their facebook.

The smallest Belgian one day races don't get their own thread either and most of those are about 10x more interesing than the entire ToN.
 
The crash was unfortunate. At first one could blame Laporte for not leaving enough space for Jules, who was beside him at that point, not behind him. But on the other hand, the barrier does not seem to be in straight line, the road as if narrows ever so slightly, so suddenly there was not enough space for both of them, unless Laporte moves to the left, which he did not have to and in such a high-speed sprint probably could not do (unless some more detailed pictures show he pushed Jules or something like that).

So my opinion is that this was dangerous situation created by the organizer (feet of the barriers plus narrowing of the road) and both riders were merely victims (one bigger of course - hope he is okayish).
 
Phew. Seems Justin Jules isn't too badly hurt:

@CyclingTeamWB
2h2 hours ago

Des nouvelles de Justin Jules
Notre coureur a été victime d’une chute dans le sprint de la 1re étape du @skodatour . Il a été transporté à l’hôpital où l’équipe médicale lui a posé des points de suture au front et à la pommette. Les examens n’ont révélé aucune fracture.

News from Justin Jules
Our rider was a victim of a fall in the Sprint of the first stage of the @skodatour. He was transported to the Hospital where the medical team put stitches in his forehead and cheekbone. The exams showed no fracture.
 

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