I agree that they need to figure out a way to reduce the transit/pavement sections and increase the special/off road sections. Sorry to be a broken record, but I believe that racing in Peru and Chile again, would help.Looks like 644 km on the road with 160 km of special. Why bother even racing for 100 miles?
It's not like they have a choice. The organisers spent the rest day re-plotting the course to use the sections that weren't affected to the point of being a risk to drivers/riders after the storms they had. One of the Coronel boys took 2 days to finish stage 5 along with his support truck and various others. It seems they have the safety of the teams as first focus before any media/sponsor/spectator expectations. I'm bummed the stage is shortened but happy on where their first concerns lay.They really have turned this race into a joke. 160km stage 7? Pretty pathetic.
You guys crack me up. This isn't SNORE or SCORE where they pound some stakes in the ground and you race around on the same place you have raced for years.They really have turned this race into a joke. 160km stage 7? Pretty pathetic.