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Tour de Toona: What's the point of this?
So I had been considering doing the Tour de Toona this summer after I do the first week of SuperWeek. Or at least the Blair County RR. I've heard that it throws a 9 or so mile climb at you. Sounds good to me, but then I saw the actual course layout...
What is the point of having a 9mi climb in the MIDDLE of the race and then downhill and relative flat to the finish, with 40+ miles after the climb? Now it's just a race for the sprinters who can get over the hills and have their teams drag them back up, on the flats, to the skinny kids who got away on the climb. Aside from the KOM/QOM points, why would anyone bother to attack there? The course just doesn't make sense.