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She's back baby!!!!!

rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,602 Lives Here
edited June 2016 in Pro race
I believe the Muur van Geraardsbergen will be included in the 2017 Ronde.

It will also start in Antwerpen.

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,602 Lives Here
    Though looks like final 75km will be the same.

    Ah well.
  • ContrelaMontreContrelaMontre Posts: 3,027
    It's official...

    http://www.rondevanvlaanderen.be/en/eli ... s-comeback

    Might have to return for the cyclo...

    Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • le_patronle_patron Posts: 491
    A rare post from me to offer a slight 'whoop' on this news.
    Not sure about the start though, and I'm still not interested in finishing circuits in anything describing itself as a 'tour'.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,981
    Meh... the Muur is overrated... glad they kept the finishing circuit - great for spectators.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,602 Lives Here
    Oh shut it you.

    Hasn't been the same spectacle since the route change.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,711
    I'd assumed Muur van Geraardsbergen was a female cyclist returning after a lengthy lay off. I've fallen in now. Thought I'd share my ignorance.
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,981
    But they aren't putting it anywhere near relevance to a race winning move... so you'll get the whole bunch going tempo up an easy climb. Woop-di-doo...

    Surprised none of your traditionalists are complaining about the move away from Brugge... won't be the same Flanders without those shots of the start in the Brugge market square blah blah blah...
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,111
    true, but the Grote Markt in Antwerp is pretty cool too...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BFbmj7rqZCj/?hl=en
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  • greasedscotsmangreasedscotsman Posts: 7,224
    Hasn't been the same spectacle since the route change.

    Unless you're a spectator.
  • ContrelaMontreContrelaMontre Posts: 3,027
    dish_dash wrote:
    Meh... the Muur is overrated... glad they kept the finishing circuit - great for spectators.

    Roadside spectating at Oude Kwaremont was great with the finishing circuit. I'm glad they've kept the circuit.

    Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,495
    But more importantly will the cyclo still be based in Oundeaarde ? :)
  • dish_dash wrote:
    Meh... the Muur is overrated... glad they kept the finishing circuit - great for spectators.

    Roadside spectating at Oude Kwaremont was great with the finishing circuit. I'm glad they've kept the circuit.


    Agreed. I've only made it there the once since they introduced it, but it's great from a roadside perspective
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,602 Lives Here
    Yeah but I don't watch it roadside and most people won't.

    :|

    Current course is too selective.
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,263
    Great - it's back in. The race has been poorer without it

    WTF - putting it 100km from the finish thus ensuring there's no selection on it
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,355
    Are all you misty eyed lot also wanting our country back? :wink: The Muur was only selective during the EPO era, before and prior to that the Bosberg played an equally important role.

    I prefer the new course, it makes for a more tactically interesting race. There, I said it.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Not going to make any difference to the racing with 100km still to go
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    gweeds wrote:
    Great - it's back in. The race has been poorer without it

    WTF - putting it 100km from the finish thus ensuring there's no selection on it
    Maybe they will rename it the Omloop.
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