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2016 Spring Classics Vote

jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,426
edited April 2016 in Pro race
So the spring is at an end, despite the weather.

So here is a vote on which has been the best of the spring classics... and a bit of justification why ? ! :)

The best spring classic of 2016? 68 votes

One of the semi classics like Kuurne Omloop Samyn
1% 1 vote
Kuurne
0% 0 votes
Milan
1% 1 vote
Gent Wevelgem
1% 1 vote
Ronde
7% 5 votes
Roubaix
86% 59 votes
Brabantse Pijl
0% 0 votes
Amstel
0% 0 votes
Fleche
1% 1 vote
Liege
0% 0 votes

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  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,426
    I am going with Gent for the reason that I was there and that hopefully the loss of Antoine Demoitie will lead to a positive change for the sport.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,784
    Good reason but the only answer is Roubaix nee? One of the best one day races ever.

    For discussion purposes I'd say we need to take that as read and discuss the other races
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • effilloeffillo Posts: 257
    Realistically it's only ever going to be Roubaix this year isn't it? Unless you are a bitter Fabs/Boonen fan I guess.
  • bigmatbigmat Posts: 5,108
    "Best" spring classic = the one where someone died - seriously? Obviously Roubaix this year, by a cobbled country mile.
  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,426
    There are other reasons which I stated.

    Ok so apart from that epic 90km attack in Roubaix !
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,297
    Paris-Roubaix. No contest. One of the best one-day races for a few decades.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,605
    Definitely PR. It was a classic edition, nothing else got close and the hilly classics were a complete waste of time!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 48,196 Lives Here
    Whoever didn't say PR needs their head examining.
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    PR 2016 was one of the most exciting sport events let alone race that I have watched for quite a few years.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,892
    Paris Roubaix was clearly the best classic this season and will very likely be the best race all year.

    I think people claiming it is the best race of all time are hyping it a bit though.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 48,196 Lives Here
    milton50 wrote:
    Paris Roubaix was clearly the best classic this season and will very likely be the best race all year.

    I think people claiming it is the best race of all time are hyping it a bit though.

    Maybe, but at that point you're splitting hairs.

    Doesn't really get better than that in any meaningful way. Only way it could was if it was repeated over multiple days in a GT.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,669
    Roubaix by a long mile, then RVV... the rest pretty predictable stuff
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,605
    Whoever didn't say PR needs their head examining.

    And that is from the spokesperson for RVV so debate over.
  • I love Boonen, but even I loved Paris Roubaix.

    The best edition of that race in about 15 years, but as mentioned best race ever is very subjective ('05 Giro is probably my choice for that)
    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • ShadowriderShadowrider Posts: 483
    I went for MSR mainly because I didnt see PR live.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 48,196 Lives Here
    I went for MSR mainly because I didnt see PR live.

    When's your appointment with the Dr of Heads?
  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    Roubaix is always a special occasion. Trying to describe it to a non-cycling numpty I always say, it's about as special as the FA cup final.
  • ShadowriderShadowrider Posts: 483
    I went for MSR mainly because I didnt see PR live.

    When's your appointment with the Dr of Heads?

    Soon hopefully, I've spent near two weeks soldering cables in the one location in the Uk with no 3G or wifi.
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,216
    Whoever didn't say PR needs their head examining.

    yep its still there and works fine. Roubaix was excellent, But I was at flanders, it was just a bit better for me...
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,784
    I went for MSR mainly because I didnt see PR live.

    When's your appointment with the Dr of Heads?

    Soon hopefully, I've spent near two weeks soldering cables in the one location in the Uk with no 3G or wifi.

    Wales?

    'arf 'arf
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,297
    ddraver wrote:
    I went for MSR mainly because I didnt see PR live.

    When's your appointment with the Dr of Heads?

    Soon hopefully, I've spent near two weeks soldering cables in the one location in the Uk with no 3G or wifi.

    Wales?

    'arf 'arf

    Racist





    :wink:
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
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