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    Default Re: Tour of California (spoilers) (is this really the first one??)

    I was at the ITT and final stage. First, let me say that Evan taking two stages was fucking RAD. I like him a lot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrevich4 View Post
    That was a cool stage. Couple of observations:

    1. Is it me or is the Tour of California not at the level it once was? Or are the sprints just lacking the extra oomph because Mark Cavendish is back in Quarata? Or is the Giro just that much cooler now than it was? Or am I just spoiled being off work and getting to watch two World Tour races a day?
    No, it isn't. While the classification has drawn more top teams, they mostly brought their second and third string squads save a few select riders. Also factor in the lack of a very intriguing parcours (most of coastal California finds no reason to pay to host a bike race, and rightfully so) and the result is a fairly ho-hum bike race with whiffs of contrivance. I find the Tour of Utah to be much more of a spectacle, both from an in-person and remote experience (though I didn't attend Baldy, so take that with a grain of salt).
    NK / AC

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    Bring back the Tour DuPont or nothing at all

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