Best single day of racing ~ 2013

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Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby greasedscotsman » Mon Oct 14, 2013 09:28 am

Season now over (pretty much), but which race was best? And rather than trying to compare a stage race to a single day race (which I don't think you can do), how about what was the best single day of racing, regardless if it was part of a stage race or not?

For me, it would be the Ventoux stage of the Tour, which was based on seeing it from the roadside. Otherwise the Double Duez was great. And Liege was as well...
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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2014

Postby ddraver » Mon Oct 14, 2013 09:30 am

I predict P-R will be the best day in 2014

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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2014

Postby greasedscotsman » Mon Oct 14, 2013 09:32 am

Ahh nuts! That's the second time I've got the wrong year on here. Must be getting old. :(

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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby mpatts » Mon Oct 14, 2013 09:34 am

Lot sof good racing this year. For me the PR clinches it.
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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby ThomThom » Mon Oct 14, 2013 09:43 am

MSR. It's quite a rubbish route but the last 50km or so had it all.

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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby Yellow Peril » Mon Oct 14, 2013 09:45 am

MSR, P-R and the echelon Tour stage (13?) nailbiting stuff!

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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby thegreatdivide » Mon Oct 14, 2013 09:50 am

Vuelta - Stage 20 - Angliru

Although being at the top of the Croix Fry for Stage 19 of the Tour in a mental lightning storm waiting for Costa was pretty good too ;-)
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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby ShinyHelmut » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:12 am

LBL. Great finale, good teamwork from Garmin and possibly the first outing for those glasses.

And a panda. What more could you want? :lol:

Actually I'm mistaken. Ryder rode in a pair of Oakleys at LBL.

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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby greasedscotsman » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:23 am

ShinyHelmut wrote:LBL. Great finale, good teamwork from Garmin and possibly the first outing for those glasses.

And a panda. What more could you want? :lol:

Actually I'm mistaken. Ryder rode in a pair of Oakleys at LBL.


Indeed, he wore a rather natty pink pair of Radarlocks.

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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby TailWindHome » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:08 pm

MSR, LBL, Tour Echelon stage or the finale of the Vuelta

Moment of the year was Chavanel realising Cav had got onto the back of the echelon

"Hey! You got across!"
"Damn. There goes my stage win!"
"Damn. I'm on the front for the next 50k!"
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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby Rick Chasey » Mon Oct 14, 2013 15:18 pm

Roubaix for me. Was a goodie.

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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby Daz555 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 15:36 pm

Roubaix was great but my favourite race day was the Tour echelon stage - probably because it was such a nice surprise.
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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby deejay » Mon Oct 14, 2013 15:51 pm

I'm still smiling with the Roma Maxima back in March.
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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby No tA Doctor » Mon Oct 14, 2013 16:51 pm

ThomThom wrote:MSR. It's quite a rubbish route but the last 50km or so had it all.


My choice as well, truly dramatic race this year. Mad hardman weather, 50km at the end with plenty happening, and a win for MTN Qhubeka :-)

LBL was top as well, as was Ventoux.
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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby ozzzyosborn206 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 17:08 pm

hard to say which was my fav, there were lots of good races and for many different reasons. I liked Gent-Wevelgem because everyone expected Sagan to wait for sprint from that break but he took them all by surprised by hitting out early and was gone

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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby Blazing Saddles » Mon Oct 14, 2013 17:25 pm

Several one day races were better than any of the classics, but if folks don't get to see them, I guess they aren't worth posting.
Not feeling all the Paris-Roubaix love, also getting the nod on another forum.
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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby Alan A » Mon Oct 14, 2013 17:36 pm

It's a toss up between P-R and Tour Echelon, with Echelons just pipping it because of what TWH pointed out above and the joy of reading "ECHELONS.... THIS IS NOT A DRILL" in the spoiler thread.

TailWindHome wrote:Moment of the year was Chavanel realising Cav had got onto the back of the echelon

"Hey! You got across!"
"Damn. There goes my stage win!"
"Damn. I'm on the front for the next 50k!"

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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby Cal_Stewart » Mon Oct 14, 2013 17:50 pm

MSR, as PR has what ifs for me.
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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby No tA Doctor » Mon Oct 14, 2013 18:09 pm

I watched PR and enjoyed it. I'm fairly sure of it. But I just had to google the winner. Seriously. That probably says more about my malfunctioning memory synapses than the race itself, but....
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Re: Best single day of racing ~ 2013

Postby SpecialGuestStar » Mon Oct 14, 2013 18:44 pm

Riblons win on Alpe D'Huez - although mainstream - seemed to sum up the season perfectly. More gutsy racing and a never give up attitude
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