If there could only be 1 World Tour Race in June

Critérium de Dauphiné
6 (54.5%)
Tour de Suisse
5 (45.5%)

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Voting closed: June 10, 2017, 22:09


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Dauphine vs Suisse
« on: June 08, 2017, 22:09 »
Which race do you prefer, people? (results after voting closes on Saturday!)
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    Re: Dauphine vs Suisse
    « Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 22:57 »
    Are we talking "There can be only one" Highlander style? As in the loser doesn't exist at all (has it's head chopped off type thing), or does it still get to exist at a .HC level?
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    Re: Dauphine vs Suisse
    « Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 22:59 »
    Tour de Suisse. We see the Dauphiné mountains in the Tour anyway, and Switzerland just has such nice landscape.

    If only they'd make full use of it instead of detouring into Austria ... :shh
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    Re: Dauphine vs Suisse
    « Reply #3 on: June 09, 2017, 08:32 »
    yep - tour de Suisse

    gorgeous Switzerland .....
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    Re: Dauphine vs Suisse
    « Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 12:57 »
    Dauphine for me. Suisse always seems such a waste of potential and has a much less interesting name.
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    Re: Dauphine vs Suisse
    « Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 20:59 »
    Tour of Switzerland, definitely.

    The most varied route (hills + mountains + flat ITT's) and classic riders in with a shot at stage wins: Philippe Gilbert, Greg Van Avermaet, Tim Wellens but even also Sep Vanmarcke this year and Zdenek Stybar among others.

    Besides it's the mountain stage race that Roger De Vlaeminck won, in 1975 along with 5 stages including a mountain one in Galtur, Austria. :cool Beating Merckx in the overall ranking and in many stages and coming from a Tour of Italy he was 4th overall with 7 stage wins (two of them in the mountains).

    And of course the gorgeous Wallis landscape that I know very well, especially the climbs to Anzère and Crans Montana, the main climbs of the heavily criticised 2009 route.

    Dauphiné has long been my least favourite of all races because it's just a springboard for the Tour of France often with the exact same climbs so as to make sure that all top faves are coming ... 
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