This guy should be permabanned from the forums.
Let me explain:
- Worlds; LBL; Ronde; Lombardia
- Roubaix; Strade; San Sebastian
- MSR; FW; G-W
The top 4 can conceivably be contended and won also by the best GT riders of the era which gives them added respectability, imo. Lombardia is presently hurt by the riders' absences. There was a time when most if not all the great riders of the era raced, with Merckx, Gimondi, Hinault and now Pog winning.
Roubaix is a great race, but it is a specialist's race now almost exclusively. And a GT winner hasn't contended (let alone won) in how long...?
Of the "newer" races on the calendar, I love both Strade and San Sebastian -- extremely demanding and the riders often come to the finish in ones and twos or very small groups. I would love them to eventually move to 260 km and become monuments.
MSR is over-rated, a bore fest, and seems to often end in a lucky winner that others hesitated to chase down in the last km. I almost want to take it off the list entirely. F-W in its present incarnation ending in a 3 min W/kg test on Huy is also boring and over-rated. G-W is...well, G-W. No one really cares, it's always played second fiddle and will continue to do so.
If you genuinely believe San Sebastian (meme race won by Nelson Poweless) and Strade Bianche (<200km) are more prestigious than historic monument MILANO-SANREMO then you should denied to comment on any cycling matters for a lack of cognitive ability.
Roubaix no more prestigious than San Sebastian? Don't know what drugs u are taking. Embarrassing
If you think consistent excitement equates to prestige, Dwars door het Hageland might as well be bigger than Worlds.
Milano-Sanremo final 10km are the most exciting 15 minutes you will find in cycling, every year. Don't know why it has such a negative reputation amongst some groups of (not so clever) cycling fans.