bobknh
The pro's take on gravel: http://www.velonews.com/2018/02/news/strade-bianche-course-covered-snow-messy-route-expected_458302
It ain't the DK200; but should be a fun event to watch the pro's slipping and sliding through the mud on 25 and 28 mm road tires. My money is on Peter Sagan who is probably both the strongest all-around rider; and perhaps the best bike handler in the pro peleton.
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Skldmark
I hope to see World Cyclocross champion Wout Van Aert right there at the front.
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Guido2017
Wout did it very well. 3 place behind the Belgian Ridley racer Tjis Benoot.
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bobknh
Guido2017 wrote:
Wout did it very well. 3 place behind the Belgian Ridley racer Tjis Benoot.

Yup - great race. Peter Sagan managed to sneak into the top 10 as well. My wife and I did a bicycle tour of Tuscany last Fall. Although we rode only on pavement, we did spend several nights in Siena and had to ride up the same long hill that the pro's used  to get to our hotel in the old city. The Plaza del Campo is a great place to finish a race -- bike or horse!
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Shaun McNally
Wout almost couldn't get back on his bike after the little body meltdown he had on the very last climb. [crazy]
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bobknh
Shaun McNally wrote:
Wout almost couldn't get back on his bike after the little body meltdown he had on the very last climb. [crazy]

Not to often you see a pro rider in this position: http://cdn.velonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/27_20180303_©BrakeThrough-Media_5DE_3252-800x533.jpg

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Slim
That was an amazing race to watch! Two young riders doing so well, means the future of bike racing is bright!
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FranzAM
another amazing race: Tro Pro Leon

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