With the closure of The Other Thread, I thought a forum for discussion about each Stage would make sense. Obviously this is for Stage 6 on Innsbruckring. I’ll start one next week for the Stage 7 Bologna event.
I will do my best to avoid bitching about the rider cat allotment too much which will probably require some level of restraint on my part since I’m in the same cat as before: C3 and with the schedule, I’m doing the West Oz event which gives me a start time of 4am PDT on Tuesday. Reading how last weeks event went in some of the other time zones made me jealous as their fields were somewhat more restrained at the start since the point of the event is supposed to points and pacing should rule the day. Thus far, every event I’ve taken part in has the front riders pounding the rest of us into submission from the gun.
I’m really hoping they move some of the big boys with their big wattage up to C2 so the rest of us midgets have some kind of chance of hanging with the lead group. The intro says the legsnapper will give us “climbers” a chance to distance ourselves from the sprinters but my experience has shown raw power tends to rule on this course. There vast majority of the course is very flat with a long run up to the finish and that continues back to the legsnapper.
We’ll have our answers shortly.