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Re: 54th Tirreno-Adriatico
« on: March 14, 2019, 06:44 »
I know there are some riders that prefer the Tirreno- Adriático because of RCS generally offering better hotels than the ASO-hosted races, but how much sloppy safety work are they really willing to tolerate?

Urban TT courses should be fenced off, because the cyclists come at much higher speed than the cars that travel the street every day. This is hard for people who walk there several times every day to adjust to. Saw that here during the worlds, the cyclists arrive like in a flash and people just fail to adjust to the fact. On one particular dangerous spots they put fences all the way, to make sure only official crossing points were used, guards on both sides of the street and ropes for them to control acces to the crossing.

Personal experience from that location, a group of cyclists at 60-80 km/h (just after downhill) is extremely fast in a street where cars rarely go faster than 30 km/h. Even waiting in line, that was quite scary. Fences + controlled crossings are a must at these speeds in urban areas - where you must expect someone to be there on other business while the race is on..
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