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Oz ChiefOz Chief Posts: 176
edited April 2015 in Pro race
I only started following cycling in 2007. Call it the "Evans Effect" or perhaps the "Cadel Contamination" if you wish to be unkind.

And like most new cycling fans, it took me about a year to find great joy in the classics, and realise that the Tour was not the only race.

My wife is going away for a week, so I have decided to bring the trainer in the lounge room and watch cycling while I'm peddling away.

My request is:
What classics from pre-2007 should I watch?

Using search engine on Cycling Torrents there is a Paris Roubaix 85-86-87 Compilation, and also a 88-89? Worth watching? I don't know who won yet so please avoid spoilers.

There was also a 1997 of Wallone/LBL? Back in the :evil: old days.

What is your favourite(s)?

PS: If anyone was to ask me what 5 or 10 AFL matches from the past 25 years you should watch, I'm your man.

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  • Paris Roubaix from 01 to around 06 were all pretty decent.

    09 was OK but got very exciting on Carrefour de l'Arbre.
  • The 1992 Milan-San Remo. Experience overcomes an, ahem, well-prepared rival.

    The 1993 Fleche-Wallone. Fondriest on a Colnago Bi-Carbitubo. Pure class.

    Not a classic, but the 1995 World Road Race Championship is worth a look. Possibly one of the greatest one-day road races of recent times.

    DD.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,293 Lives Here
    2011 Tour of Flanders.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    2011 Tour of Flanders.

    You're not very good at this "pre-2007" thing, are you?

    I always found the 87 LBL amusing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlAMGnHx9-U

    Classic PR

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10xUg4SqHpk
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    1990 Milan San Remo, Bugno's solo
    1969 Tour of Flanders, epic Merckx solo
    1999 Tour of Flanders, Van Petegem, Museeuw, Vandenbroucke sprint after manic last 39 km
    1990 Paris Roubaix, Planckaert vs Bauer
    1994 Paris Roubaix, wet!
    1980 Liege Bastogne Liege, Hinault in the snow
    1994 Fleche Wallonne, Gewiss turbo charged
    2006 Lombardy, Bettini solo
    2010 Kuurne Brussel Kuurne, Traksel in the cold
  • Angel1Angel1 Posts: 55
    Paris Roubaix 95 & 96, will avoid mentioning any spoilers. Worth it for David Duffield's commentary alone
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    1994 paris roubaix insanity and duffers alan partridge moment.

    1994 fleche for the orange juice
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  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    edited April 2015
    FJS wrote:
    1990 Milan San Remo, Bugno's solo
    1969 Tour of Flanders, epic Merckx solo
    1999 Tour of Flanders, Van Petegem, Museeuw, Vandenbroucke sprint after manic last 39 km
    1990 Paris Roubaix, Planckaert vs Bauer
    1994 Paris Roubaix, wet!
    1980 Liege Bastogne Liege, Hinault in the snow
    1994 Fleche Wallonne, Gewiss turbo charged
    2006 Lombardy, Bettini solo
    2010 Kuurne Brussel Kuurne, Traksel in the cold
    Both very Wet and Windy.
    Both to show true grit and endurance.
    1994 P-R with Johan Museeuw trying to catch his former team mate Andrei Tchmil and blowing up as Tchmil went on to win.
    The 2010 K-B-K I stood in atrocious weather to see Ian Stannard (England) doing most of the work but beaten to 3rd place.

    Ignore 1994 Fleche because that rubbish was about "Drugs"
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    Repeat post -mistake
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,293 Lives Here
    iainf72 wrote:
    2011 Tour of Flanders.

    You're not very good at this "pre-2007" thing, are you?

    I always found the 87 LBL amusing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlAMGnHx9-U

    Classic PR

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10xUg4SqHpk


    Advantage of being younger than you ;).
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