How The Race Was Won – Paris-Tours 2013

Oct 15 2013

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“The Sprinters’ Classic” is played out. “The Un-Google-able Race” is the new jam. Lots of posturing, a flurry of attacks over some steep-ish climbs, some not-so-polite racing, and a very suspenseful finish.

And I think that’s a season. This is the third time I’ve done Paris-Tours, so maybe next time around I’ll be up for the Tour of Beijing—or maybe I’ll point out that boxcar-ing events onto an already-too-long season is no way to build new markets. We’ll find out in 2014.

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3 Responses to “How The Race Was Won – Paris-Tours 2013”

  1. mattio 15 October 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Interesting about Farrar. It looks like he had the sprint speed to come away with a win, but started way too far back – suggesting that his limiter was comfort getting and staying where he needed to be, perhaps.

  2. richard 28 October 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Great stuff as always.

    Best bike coverage on the web. Or anywhere.

    I just hope you’re making a living on it, because you bloody well should be.

    [insert list here of dead boring cycling commentators you should replace]

    keep rolling!

  3. James 14 November 2013 at 9:34 am #

    Every time I watch your videos…I just wanna ride harder and faster. Great coverage!

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