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Saturday's race showed that the Muro di Sormano is a great addition to the race, asphalt art and all. If they did the big road the descent would be just the same, and that's were important selections were made.
Getting down the Sormano in the rain is a bit like getting through the normally moist Arenberg, and interestingly they're appx. the same distance from the finish these days.
Sastre did not want to embrace the tech available . He much prefered to ride on instinct. It pissed Riis off.
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The road isn't on the Google map, which is why I couldn't find the segment.
Dammit: I rode right by there in 2010, descending eastward, and didn't realize what I was passing.
P.S. an alternate segment is here: http://app.strava.com/segments/662618
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I wonder what he does for a living or his age.
Some folks from WW may know him as there's a cross over: he's a forum member over at BDC (Italian forum).
djconnel wrote:Dammit: I rode right by there in 2010, descending eastward, and didn't realize what I was passing.
Me too in 2009. I was riding in the opposite direction as well and had no idea that route was there although it looks hard to spot and was gassed at the top of that climb in the rain - the climb out of Nesso that they descended is amazing. You simply cannot go wrong riding around this part of italy... if you don't mind climbing of course
I can't wait to get back someday.
stella-azzurra wrote:Phinney is tall compared to the rest. If cycling don't pan out there is always basketball.
He's really not that tall, just that they're all pretty darn short. Interesting that Hesjedal doesn't look as tall off the bike compared with the others though. Maybe the clothes and less of a heel haha.
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