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Re: Critérium du Dauphiné 2020
« on: August 17, 2020, 23:28 »
I think this was another nail in the coffin for 3 week races in general. It is not that the TdF or the Giro or the Vuelta are boring, quite the contrary, but do you get 2 weeks extra rewards for watching it end-to-end compared to the good one week races?

Personally, I find that the Paris-Nice and the Dauphine just keeps getting better whereas the Grand Tours are somewhat stagnant.  Add start-to-finish coverage for the Dauphine stages, permanently reschedule to mid-July and only Pinot will complain of the Grand Boucle being gone.  Makes space in the calendar for more good 1-week  races too.
Heresy! Burn him! :P

Personally, I don't disagree - having stage races last 7-10 days, maybe 14-16 days for one or two Grand Tours a year (could rotate among 3-6 countries), is plenty.
Time will tell whether you're cycling's Arius, John Wycliffe, Jan Hus, or Martin Luther. ;)
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