- Jul 16, 2010
And CSS is an after-thought race for Tour de France riders, what's your point?Bardamu said:It's a build-up race for Flanders, so ofcourse big names will win it. I'm not rating AmstelEl Pistolero said:Lombardia is a nicer race than LBL anyway.Mr.White said:Marino Lejarreta, Claude Criquielion, Miguel Indurain, Gianni Bugno, Claudio Chiappucci, Lance Armstrong, Davide Rebellin, Francesco Casagrande, Laurent Jalabert, Paolo Bettini, Philippe Gilbert and of course Alejandro Valverde All winners of San Sebastian! E3 was maybe a bigger race in the 80's, but just maybe. From 90's and the World Cup it's not a contest at all!
As for a green jersey, well I only know couple of sprinters who want to win that jersey. The same guys who contest Hamburg Classic, so there's your answer. Valverde himself could won it multiple times if he wanted!
And I see you're mentioning Gilbert time and time again, which is really funny stuff. Gilbert is a Ardennes specialist, who lives at the foot of La Redoute and focus every year on that races. Yet some GT rider from Spain, easily beats his record by some margin. You really shouldn't mention him and Valverde in the same conversation, cause the difference is not small!
Valverde could never win the green jersey, man how biased are you? Take a look at the winners of E3 Harelbeke, all big names. Kwiatkowski, Sagan, Boonen, Cancellara, Geraint Thomas, Pozzato, etc. That's 3 world champions on the list in recent years. CSS is poorly televised and organized, and has low viewer ratings. It's a wonder it's still WT.
higher than I should solely because it has had great winners during the years?