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Tour de Suisse 2024, June 9 - 16

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Yep, 65 km long and F1 start ... somebody was smoking something real strong when they came up with that.
I didn't see this stage but from what I read things did not go as the race organizers had envisioned. The F1 start started out as a novel and maybe even exciting idea, but once the race actually got going the peloton organized and re-shuffled itself right back to the way it likes it, so ultimately there were no surprise winners.

Is this basically how it all went down?
 
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I didn't see this stage but from what I read things did not go as the race organizers had envisioned. The F1 start started out as a novel and maybe even exciting idea, but once the race actually got going the peloton organized and re-shuffled itself right back to the way it likes it, so ultimately there were no surprise winners.

Is this basically how it all went down?
It simply wasn't possible that any cycling fan thought the starting grid would make a difference
 
I didn't see this stage but from what I read things did not go as the race organizers had envisioned. The F1 start started out as a novel and maybe even exciting idea, but once the race actually got going the peloton organized and re-shuffled itself right back to the way it likes it, so ultimately there were no surprise winners.

Is this basically how it all went down?
It's what happens in bureaucracy. You get people full of good intentions and innovative plans but with no experience or insight on how everyday reality works. In the end it all goes down the drain and what's left is a meme.

Quintana won the stage :cool:
 
Teams must have been a bit nervous having to take the car train to the start, I guess - but the bikes did fit :D

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I didn't see this stage but from what I read things did not go as the race organizers had envisioned. The F1 start started out as a novel and maybe even exciting idea, but once the race actually got going the peloton organized and re-shuffled itself right back to the way it likes it, so ultimately there were no surprise winners.

Is this basically how it all went down?
They all rolled out and reformed ... as would be expected! (lots of forum jokes about start your engines and why not do a Le Mans type start with riders running to their bikes) Quintana had 2 punctures changed bikes and still won (if I remember correctly)