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World Championships Course

Jul 29, 2009
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It seems that every cyclingnews report about the world championships stresses that this year's course will the hardest since the 2003 world championships in Hamilton, Ontario. I live in Hamilton, and have ridden that course, and while I wouldn't presume to say that I could have kept up with the world's elite, it didn't seem that demanding. There was one short, steepish climb and one longer, but not-so-steep climb. I can imagine it would wear on you over multiple laps, but are the world championship courses typically flatter?
 
Mar 11, 2009
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it's the same almost every year. the closer the worlds get the tougher the course becomes.

if they say it's a pure climbers course this year, don't be surprised if freire, pozzato and canc are still there with 20km to go.
 
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Timmy-loves-Rabo said:
I like cunego, he is due for a big result this season and lets face it, no team controls the race like italy does!

I agree, I'd like to see Cunego take it. Andy Schleck stands a chance too..
 
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My money is on Valverde, the Italian team isn't as good as last year and I guess Spain is quite eager to secure their first win since Freire in 2004. Their squad looks very very strong as well.