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Yep. I'm just passing along info, not saying I'm excited about it. I am interested in what it might do to the racing, as I think Volderke's points about the speed are good ones.


"I" didn't hear anything. I quoted an article which I linked. Spoiler: Exactly to your point, they don't say, which is why I said "at least some".

Folks, this ain't Twitter. Everything doesn't have to be a battle.
I see it does look like a response to you—-sorry, it was my imagined response to the organizers. It doesn’t give us much context if they have statements from a few riders who would approve, since we still don’t know what most riders or teams think.
 
Yep. I'm just passing along info, not saying I'm excited about it. I am interested in what it might do to the racing, as I think Volderke's points about the speed are good ones.


"I" didn't hear anything. I quoted an article which I linked. Spoiler: Exactly to your point, they don't say, which is why I said "at least some".

Folks, this ain't Twitter. Everything doesn't have to be a battle.
I think you raise some interesting points. The forum isn't Twitter - everything doesn't have to be a battle. It would appear nearly everything is an emotional back flogging here.
The forum isn't Facebook- everything doesn't have to be a batshit conspiracy theory. We've had some good ones.
 
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Isn't adding these chicanes just going to increase the risk of crashing before the cobbles? It's not going to reduce the chance of a crash just transfer where it is likely to happen
 
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Isn't adding these chicanes just going to increase the risk of crashing before the cobbles? It's not going to reduce the chance of a crash just transfer where it is likely to happen
I suppose if I were riding I would rather crash onto the regular pavement rather than the sharp-edged pave’. But I doubt the pros (successful ones) think that way—they’re focused on how to be correctly placed through there and not about whether they might crash.
 
I think you raise some interesting points. The forum isn't Twitter - everything doesn't have to be a battle. It would appear nearly everything is an emotional back flogging here.
The forum isn't Facebook- everything doesn't have to be a batshit conspiracy theory. We've had some good ones.
My comment wasnt to attack, flog, etc. Red Rick or another poster. I just wasn’t very clear that I was challenging the usefulness of the organizers’ statement.
 
I call BS on your statement. Did you ever try this yourself? And don't tell me pro's are supposed to be able to. Not following wheels into Arenberg is game over so there is no choice for these guys.
Yes, and not following wheels on a climb is game over for many riders. So what do you suggest? Removing every difficulty in a race so they all end in a bunch sprint?
 
Yeah: I hadn't gone around it with the little yellow man. Rue Lambrecht looks more hazardous than safe too. Not clear how they would slow the peloton though.

Rue de Croy metal barrier could be made to slide to the side? and there are concrete blocks on the other end of the road. in any case it's better than Rue Lambrechts where you would ride in ppl courtyards basically, with trees and poles