My post was not in a response to you, but maybe you felt hit by it?What exactly am I supposed to be ignorant about? You do realise that the uniqueness of any given event can also be its weakness too. The cobbles of Paris-Roubaix are what makes it famous and unique, but also the reason why riders avoid it like the plague and why many pros regard it as joke race. It is a perfectly legitimate criticism, but it is still probably the most famous/icevonic one day race in the world.
Lombardia is a beautiful race, and part of that is down to when it is held, but that has also led to many people skipping it. Each monuments has characteristics to attract the various types of riders, but to me Lombadia has struggled the most at getting the riders whose characteristics it should suit, down through the years. Easiest example, Moreno Argentin, super Italian one day rider on hilly routes who won Lombardia in 87, but barely even rode it afterward and focused on the Spring Classics even though Lombardia suited his abilities perfectly.
This is a ranking after all so there has to be reasons for how we personally rank them. If you don't like that reasoning, but you do like tradition, I can always point out that Lombardia is the Monument whose route changes most frequently and in a major way.
Its placement on the calendar, as you worded in your post in which I responded to, does not in any form whatsoever weakens it as a race. The placement of the race is integral to the character of the race, and even has its nickname because of it. The race of the fallen leaves. How would that by any means be a flaw to lessen its importance?
That certain races suits different type of riders, wow, how groundbreaking of you to point that out. That we rank them individually in a certain order by preference is also not a very shocking thing to say. Of course we do.
Every monument has had it route changes, multiple times. Flanders has had so many route changes, I cant even remember. L-B-L has had them as well. PR has put in new sectors over the years. That is not something that supports your argument very much.
You also said MSR was 15 min of action and thats it. L-B-L a bit boring. I dont know why I am entertaining this discussion, and yeah I would say you are pretty ignorant now.