Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tour de Ski, imPossible Prologue

First of all, I would just like to say that I think hate prologues as much as Tassava loves the Tour de Ski.

They play absolutely zero role in the finish of the Tour de Ski, are a waste of a day, and are so massively unpredictable they drive me nuts.
Cross country skiing has enough complicated formats to explain to non-skiers that yet another one is completely unnecessary. You're likely to spend more time explaining the race format than it will take the winner to ski it.
I have yet to see any sort of rational that explains the existence of such an event satisfactorily - please Vegard, just give us an individual start 10 k classic to kick the thing off. Everyone gets it, it doesn't exist on the World Cup any more, and Devon Kershaw is good at it. 'Nuff said.

With that little rant out of the way, on to my:

Half-Arsed Predictions - Oberhof Prologue

Half-Arsed Predictions - Tour de Ski