I rather like the setting in Igorre, the 2 climbs (the last one being reintroduced this year) and the slalom in the great plain where two years ago Nys and Wellens had a fierce duel (Nys was on the bike, Wellens on foot but ran as fast
) after Mourey had a problem with his chain.
I think it's better to have such circuits than those in the Kempen or round Antwerp which are usually flat, their main difficulties being the bends (draaien en keren
), artificial stairs or very little hillocks you can climb on the bike.
And by the way Igorre is a historic race. Zweifel already won it several times in the eighties.