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Old 04-17-22, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by PoorInRichfield View Post
Why would the women's teams be riding 1x setups and the men riding 2x?
Just a wild guess, but maybe it’s because of the difference in distances. Women’s course is less than half the distance of the men. And, I suppose that’d also mean less elevation gain.

Start: Women’s – Denain; Men’s – Compiègne, north of Paris
Finish: Vélodrome André-Pétrieux, Roubaix
Distance: Women’s – 125km; Men’s – 257.5km
Cobbles: Women’s – 17 secteurs of pavé covering 29.2km; Men’s – 30 secteurs of pavé covering 54.8km;

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