Lesser known races thread 2021

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Grand Prix de Wallonie on Wednesday. I assume it's the same finish in Namur as usual? If so, lovely race to watch.
Yes it is! Same finish on the Citadel as always. Preview can be found here:
https://www.ciclismointernacional.com/gran-prix-de-wallonie-2021-preview/

Another interesting race today is the Giro di Toscana. With start and finish in Pontedera, just east of Pisa. The finale features a double ascent of the famed Monte Serra, well known as a training climb for cyclists residing in the area around Lucca and Pisa.
 
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I have a very, very serious question!

Startlist for Coppa Sabatini - Gran Premio città di Peccioli 2021 (procyclingstats.com)

Cofidis isn't riding? Please tell me there'll me an Italian National Team, then. Otherwise... how else is Fabio gonna ride it?
He's actually only ridden it three times during his career (2006, 2007 and 2016). But it's no wonder cause the course doesn't really suit him. Do you also expect Pierre Latour to ride all races with "Tour" in the title?
 
Yes it is! Same finish on the Citadel as always. Preview can be found here:
https://www.ciclismointernacional.com/gran-prix-de-wallonie-2021-preview/

Another interesting race today is the Giro di Toscana. With start and finish in Pontedera, just east of Pisa. The finale features a double ascent of the famed Monte Serra, well known as a training climb for cyclists residing in the area around Lucca and Pisa.
Looks like the finish up to the Citadel today is not on the cobbled section this time.
 
Looks like the finish up to the Citadel today is not on the cobbled section this time.
I stand corrected, didn't read the preview thoroughly.

Are they doing it by choice or the renovations they did on top of the Citadel (I believe they were finished last year) make it unviable to keep the original route?
Don't know the exact reason. The organisation claims that the finale is more spectacular than before. We'll see.
https://www.rtbf.be/sport/cyclisme/detail_grand-prix-de-wallonie-un-parcours-redynamise-entre-aywaille-et-namur?id=10841579
 
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Slovakia stars this eveningh with a short prologue of just 1,6 km.¡ totally flat,, go and come back with a hard corner in the middle.
Sagan is penultimate to start, and Froome one of the last, with Lusenko just behind him. (no propblem for Froome becouse is a minute difference for just 1,6 km, he he)

Trolley railways and cobblestones are over there, but I think they miss them except in the corner...but that means a narrow path of about 1,5 metres.
 
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