"The 33"-Road Bike Racing - Change Milan-San Remo?
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03-25-03, 02:09 PM
Milan-San Remo may undergo a significant change in the next few years (possibly 2004). There is a movement afoot to toughen up the climbs before the finish to make breakaway victories more likely.
Obviously riders like Cipollini oppose such changes, saying that there is nothing wrong with a sprinter winning a classic and too many classics already fit this proposed format.
How about 2 courses that alternate every other year (one climbing and one for the sprinters.) That way we would see a different winner every year.
03-26-03, 01:06 AM
I´m no fan of changing courses. This race and others (e.g. Gent-Welvegem, Tour de Flandres, Paris-Roubaix) are classics and should not be changed to apparentlya make the race more interesting.
03-26-03, 06:47 AM
What makes a Classic is the fact that it reamins the same year to year. Milan-San Remo was originally a sprinters race and should remain the same.
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