I'm glad Fuglsang won.
Nothing much happens on the Ghisallo any more. The Muur van Geraardesbergen rarely makes a difference. The Cipressa is closer to the finish, but only ever serves to drop some of the particularly heavy-legged sprinters. Just because Redoute is the most famous hill, doesn't mean it's the one they have to attack on.Pantani_lives said:The ideal solution would be to put La Redoute in the first half of the race and keep the second half completely flat. That way the climbers would be forced to attack 200 km before the finish!
No seriously, I think the final 25 km were great, so I don't mind that nothing happened on La Redoute. What happened afterwards was more than enough compensation.
Why? What should you do instead?Red Rick said:Simplest solution for an ideal route would probably involve ditching La Redoute as well
Nothing will frigging happening on La Redoute if that's what you're wondering.Climbing said:
I think so too. Bad weather and Fuglsang one step above the rest created gaps. But this route can very well end in a 20 men bunch sprint.Climbing said:
Yep... the new route is even more predictable. It was only entertaining because of Fuglsang's insane attack, that everyone and their mother knew was coming. The only surprise was Formolo hanging on for that long.Red Rick said:Nothing will frigging happening on La Redoute if that's what you're wondering.Climbing said:
Tim Wellens just about showed how usefull it is to attack before the RaF
At the top of the Roche aux Faucons Matthews and van Avermaet were just behind Nibali/Schacmann group and probably would have been able to regroup and sprint for the third without the crash.Valv.Piti said:People who thought guys like GVA, Sagan and Matthews could win this race absolutely know nothing about cycling tbh. Well, ill modify that, a super peak shape Matthews would have very, very little chances and would have to depend either the favorites being shite or playing waiting games. Wont happen.Gigs_98 said:Hahaha, this exactlyValv.Piti said:But, but, but... I thought it was meant to be a sprinters race now?
Actually quite sad that so many people who should know something about the sport suddenly wrote previews for this race declaring Michael Matthews the pre race favorite because this was now supposed to be another Milano Sanremo. Remember the outcry by some why every race has to be turned into a sprinters classic? :lol: