I said I like the Tour of California a lot better than the Tour de France. I find Cali to be a better race. I don't think I said anything about it being more prestigious.Remember, that in Koronin's case, good racing is races Valverde wins.
She has also said before that she thinks the Tour is less prestigious than the Tour of California.
So it's pretty difficult to discuss topics like these with her because the foundations of our understandings and opinions differ quite vastly.