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Old September 23rd 18, 10:50 PM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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I keep seeing that the TdF is treated as the best stage race each year. There is no way that the TdF requires as much as the Vuelta a Espana. I remember hearing Phil Liggett commenting on how hard a TdF stage would be because it would have a climb with a 10% gradient. i agree that 10% is challenging, at least it was for me. However, 10% is insignificant compared to several climbs in the Vuelta a Espana this year. So why isn't the hardest stage race more noteworthy?
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Old September 25th 18, 11:26 AM posted to rec.bicycles.racing
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On 09/23/2018 03:50 PM, OccasionalFlyer wrote:
I keep seeing that the TdF is treated as the best stage race each year. There is no way that the TdF requires as much as the Vuelta a Espana. I remember hearing Phil Liggett commenting on how hard a TdF stage would be because it would have a climb with a 10% gradient. i agree that 10% is challenging, at least it was for me. However, 10% is insignificant compared to several climbs in the Vuelta a Espana this year. So why isn't the hardest stage race more noteworthy?


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