How The Race Was Won – Paris-Nice 2013

Mar 11 2013

Chris Horner thinks it’s the lesser of the two spring stage races this season, but I’m not going to let that deter me (mostly because of P-N’s convenient weekend finishing date). There were at least two interesting sprints, some intersting tactical riding in muck weather, and the usual mayhem that makes bike racing fun.

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(There’s a page that has *all* the How The Race Was Won videos — have you told your friends, family, and coworkers about it yet?)

I’m not sure if I’ve made it clear before, but creating HTRWWs for stage races is no fun. There’s too much to cover, and I have to talk too fast, and there is a lot of progress-bar-slogging on the production side. You could, I suppose, attempt it every day, but that’s the sort of thing that would qualify as a full-time job.

But fear not—the relative frustration of producing this has gotten me in the proper mood for some good-old-fashioned ranting. Stay tuned.

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5 Responses to “How The Race Was Won – Paris-Nice 2013”

  1. MP 11 March 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    So many layers of snark! I have to admit, I think this one is the best yet; balanced between the micro (sprint tactics/unfolding, individual performances) and macro (GC, team riding) with that attention to detail we don’t get anywhere else.

  2. Sean 11 March 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    One commentator on the T-A race quoted Nibali speculating that banning bike-computers might be more effective than banning race-radios for creating exciting racing. Seemed to be aimed directly at Sky’s approach.

    What do you think about that?

  3. karl 11 March 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    The best HTRWW in memory.

    Anyone who has raced a bike knows all you can do is all you can do. Just because your SRM tells you to go a certain pace doesn’t mean your legs will actually do it. Froome had the best legs those days. And couldn’t go down hill fast enough today despite his SRM.

  4. cosmic osmo 12 March 2013 at 12:29 am #

    your a god-send, cosmo. best race coverage available

  5. xyxax 12 March 2013 at 6:25 am #

    HTRWW is how the internets is won. Grand work, Cosmo.

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