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world ports classic

I caught this on the Tivo the other night: the World Ports Classic.

Generally, watching bike racing on TV is pretty boring.  It takes some good race action, some good commentary and a couple of beers to liven it up.  This race had none of that, so it was pretty dull.

Unless you’re into shipping containers.

The World Ports Classic raced from Antwerp to Rotterdam on the first day. Then they turned around and went back on the second day.

The footage became oddly fascinating after awhile, when the parcours started wending its way through the massive shipping complexes, past working gantry cranes, giant ships and millions of shipping containers.

It reminded me of the industrial park criteriums that I raced in the 1980s and 90s.

Only scaled up the pro bike racer level.




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