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I'd love to see a WC on a true cobbled course one year too. I'd like to see a race for the spring specialists, even as a one off. If the sprinters and Ardennes specialists get their years, the tough guys should as well!
 
42x16ss said:
I'll have to agree with the Nordschleife circuit as suggested by Bavarianrider. I've thought that would make a great circuit for years. The banked corners could be an issue though, especially in the wet...
They were not a problem in the 60es and 70es. So they surely wouldn't be one now, too.
 
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The Hitch said:
Gilbert is the odd one out. He has never podiumed Paris Roubaix. He is not a cobbled specialist.
He has podiumed the Ronde van Vlaanderen twice, Hushovd has never been on the podium there. ;)
 
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El Pistolero said:
He has podiumed the Ronde van Vlaanderen twice, Hushovd has never been on the podium there. ;)
flanders is more a hilly race with lesser competition than agr and lbl
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
flanders is more a hilly race with lesser competition than agr and lbl
Yeah, no.

1. BOONEN Tom OPQ 6h04'20" 275
2. POZZATO Filippo FAR 180
3. BALLAN Alessandro BMC 01" 145
4. VAN AVERMAET Greg BMC 38" 132
5. SAGAN Peter LIQ 38" 120
6. TERPSTRA Niki OPQ 38" 108
7. PAOLINI Luca KAT 38" 96
8. VOECKLER Thomas EUC 38" 85
9. BRESCHEL Matti RAB 38" 74
10. CHAVANEL Sylvain OPQ 38" 63

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1. GASPAROTTO Enrico AST 6h32'35" 220
2. VANENDERT Jelle LTB 132
3. SAGAN Peter LIQ 105
4. FREIRE GOMEZ Oscar KAT 02" 92
5. VOECKLER Thomas EUC 02" 79
6. GILBERT Philippe BMC 02" 67
7. SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel EUS 02" 57
8. WEGMANN Fabian GRS 04" 51
9. NOCENTINI Rinaldo ALM 04" 45
10. MOLLEMA Bauke RAB 04" 41

AGR is the worst of the classics. A boring race with a ridiculous name.

Bolded= also in the Ronde.
 
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Libertine Seguros said:
You guys are clearly forgetting the Official Worst Race In The World®.

Some people actually consider that a classic.
You should watch some of the earlier editions of this race(the 90s for example) on Sporza. :p ( click on retro and then wielervoorjaar and bingo)
 
Descender said:
What race is Libertine referring to? G-W?
Something that ends with a sprint in an area where there is huge potential, has never been won by an Iberian athlete, overhypes itself and probably takes place in an english speaking country.

So the proposed London classic which said that it would be as big as Paris Roubaix in the next 5 years. Only since that hasnt materialized yet, probably Cali. Oh wait, if its 1 day race, mmm Cancer county classic? Ok no one considers it a classic, maybe the Vattenberg thing.
 
The Hitch said:
Something that ends with a sprint in an area where there is huge potential, has never been won by an Iberian athlete, overhypes itself and probably takes place in an english speaking country.

So the proposed London classic which said that it would be as big as Paris Roubaix in the next 5 years. Only since that hasnt materialized yet, probably Cali. Oh wait, if its 1 day race, mmm Cancer county classic? Ok no one considers it a classic, maybe the Vattenberg thing.
Vattenberg? Vattenfall Cyclassics?
 
The Hitch said:
Something that ends with a sprint in an area where there is huge potential, has never been won by an Iberian athlete, overhypes itself and probably takes place in an english speaking country.

So the proposed London classic which said that it would be as big as Paris Roubaix in the next 5 years. Only since that hasnt materialized yet, probably Cali. Oh wait, if its 1 day race, mmm Cancer county classic? Ok no one considers it a classic, maybe the Vattenberg thing.
Descender said:
Vattenberg? Vattenfall Cyclassics?
The Hitch said:
Yeah, thats the one. I knew it was wrong when i typed it but my computer is slow so didnt bother looking it up.
Oscar Friere won it once.


This is the off season so a bit of quiz it is :D
 
Descender said:
It can't be Vattenfall then. I looked up the list of winners and I can't find any Oscar Friere among them.
I'm pretty sure Libertine means Scheldeprijs as Ferminal said but according to wiki Freire hasn't won that either.
 

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