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Strade Bianchi 2020

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 Theho 21 Jul 2020

Should be starting in 10 days but can't find a thing on it - Does anyone know if it's happening?

Thanks

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In reply to Theho:

It seems to have been cancelled but no official news yet. 

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/tag/strade-bianche

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 Theho 21 Jul 2020
In reply to Wanderer100:

I think that's quite an old page but I did find their official website on there:

https://www.strade-bianche.it/en/

So it looks like it's going ahead....fingers crossed.

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 daftdazza 21 Jul 2020
In reply to Theho:

Definitely on, think everyone in cycling world is very excited about return of world tour racing, and looks to be a lot of big names competing.

More details on teams signed up can be found in here.

https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/strade-bianche/2020/overview

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 PaulW 22 Jul 2020
 Theho 22 Jul 2020
In reply to daftdazza:

Who's your money on?

I can't see Alaphilppe but if he is riding my money's on him, assuming he's not been eating doughnuts through lockdown.

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 Mr Fuller 22 Jul 2020
In reply to Theho:

It's got to be one of the hardest years to predict race results ever! While the pros have been training a bit more normally the last few months, a couple of months of complete change in March/April will have really affected people's preparations, and then the change in calendar will have too. I can't wait. 

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In reply to Theho:

Yes. It is going ahead. Incidentally,  the Liege Bastogne Liege pro race is scheduled for the 4th October.  I had signed up for the Sportive which was originally planned for 24th April. If it goes ahead it will be 3rd October but I'm almost certain all the European sportives will be cancelled which is a pity. Roll on 2021!! 

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 elsewhere 22 Jul 2020
In reply to PaulW:

> race calendar here

Looks like Tdf, Giro & Vuelta are doing the full 3 weeks of stages  fingers crossed for ITV4 coverage.

Temperatures will be cooler, will that make a difference?

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 Fruit 01 Aug 2020
In reply to Theho:

If what we saw today at SB I’d be very surprised if we make it through much more of this season

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In reply to Fruit:

What makes you say that?

Sounds like it was a great race. 

https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/strade-bianche-2020/elite-men/results/

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 webbo 01 Aug 2020
In reply to Theho:

Given that chalk neutralise’s Covid surely the pro’s who rode today will be immune for the rest of the season.

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 Fruit 01 Aug 2020
In reply to Wanderer100:

No doubt it was a great race, It was great to see it back.
 

Considering the problems other sports have reported whilst operating in far more controlled circumstances, the shouting unmasked crowds and apparent relaxed attitudes to face coverings and personal space at the finish appear to point to trouble ahead.

i hope I’m proved wrong.

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 webbo 01 Aug 2020
In reply to Theho:

Watching the Tour of Burgos? in the Basque Country every one at the road side was wearing a mask even folk who had ridden up.

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 DaveHK 01 Aug 2020
In reply to Fruit:

> No doubt it was a great race, It was great to see it back.

> Considering the problems other sports have reported whilst operating in far more controlled circumstances, the shouting unmasked crowds and apparent relaxed attitudes to face coverings and personal space at the finish appear to point to trouble ahead.

> i hope I’m proved wrong.

Crowds looked pretty sparse to me and it was all outdoors. All the personnel in cars could be more worrying.

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