Your favorite classic (monument)?

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  1. Andrija

    Andrija Member

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    Please vote... and Limerick, please make it sticky.
    BTW, happy St. Patrick's Day.
     
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  2. DiabloScott

    DiabloScott New Member

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    Ronde van Vlaanderen 100.00%

    Well, it's unanimous so far!
     
  3. Catabolic_Jones

    Catabolic_Jones New Member

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    Roubaix.

    It's like something out of Dante.
     
  4. when eddy ruled

    when eddy ruled New Member

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    Vote ronde 1!!

    sure roubaix has the cobbles and liege has the hills but the mighty ronde has both by the bucketload. a 20% climb is hard enough on a smooth road but even try to imagine it when its wet and slippery and cobbled!!

    having said all that, my fav race of all time was the '94 roubaix. duclos lasselle and ballerini riding on wet cobbles both with rear wheel punctures, backs of the bike slipping all over the road but still pedalling, other riders flying past them, is something i wont forget in a hurry!!
     
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    Although I am Italian, and love both the San Remo and the Lombardia, my favorite is the Ronde van Vlaanderen. It is a mix of an extremely hard race with some cobbles. Nothing is more exciting than seeing the boys hammer up the murs.

    I was there when Argentin won in 1991, screaming like a madman at the finish line, while he outsprinted Dhaenens in the Italian National Champion jersey.

    It does not get any better as a cycling crazy 22 y.o. :D :cool:
     
  6. cyclingheroes

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    Yeah the Ronde is the race of the year, every year!
     
  7. lwedge

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    Flanders. It's the Roubaix with hills.
     
  8. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    You're a bad man ! What a tough question.
    I love 'em all!

    If I have to pick one - and you're making this difficult Andrija - it would be either
    Tour of Flanders or Paris Roubaix.
    Roubaix gets my vote for no other reason that it's history and the fact that you do need luck (avoiding punctures etc) to win it.
    For me it just pips Flanders.

    But I have to say I love all the classics!

    .....many happy return to you and yours, Andrija!
     
  9. wolfix

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    Flanders or P-B.... It's a toss up for me.
     
  10. Bjorn P.Dal

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    Isnt only lbl, rvv, pr, msr and tol considered monuments?
     
  11. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    You're correct - they're the Big 5.
     
  12. bobke

    bobke New Member

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    P-R all the way
    Flander close second
    LBL third

    Amstel is cool too
    MSR the coolest because its in Italy.
    But the best is P-R.
     
  13. Andrija

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    Thanks Lime,
    It was very nice evening here in Irish pub.
    And the question is purposely dificult...
    Ronde vs. Paris - Roubaix, that's the real dilemma.
     
  14. Andrija

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    Yes, they are. Among offered classics there are those five monuments, that's why I wrore "classic (monument)".
     
  15. bobke

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    My real favorite monument is Grant's Tomb in NYC.
    Nice little college crit down there this time every year in the big apple.
    For the life of me can't recall who's buried there. (trick question for you non-yanks)
    har har
     
  16. Andrija

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    Maybe Jefferson Davis?:confused: :rolleyes:
     
  17. bobke

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    A fellow Southerner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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