So this new race in the Abu Dhabi will be the richest event in the world and will come in early Nov, two weeks after Lombardy. Sastre sounded thrilled about it and thought it would be a great event to attend, even though, that is a time of year most cyclists will be savoring a well deserved break.
This is my point. Quite often, we can't even get these guys to ride the World Champs in Sep/Oct! One of the ultimate prizes in our sport. Always the same excuses about racing started months prior and what. Even though, most of the peloton these days is much more specialized and race far fewer days than their predecessors.
WTF - so money will get you to extend your season? and a gold medal for your country means squat? Guess I'm just sick of the new generation babies and their flippin' "A" races. What happened to wanting to win everything and racing a full season, including Worlds. Money will buy anyone.