Do longer races actually mean better bike racing?

Milan-San Remo is shorter than 300km this year - shock! - but other races are getting longer. Is that actually a good thing?

Milan-San Remo
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Adam Becket
Adam Becket

News editor at Cycling Weekly, Adam brings his weekly opinion on the goings on at the upper echelons of our sport. 

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I like long things. I’m a fervent supporter of Test cricket, I don’t mind films over three hours long - even if Oppenheimer didn’t deserve that many Oscars - and I’ve always loved the Bayeux Tapestry. However, things can be too long. A history of the 1848 revolutions, as good as it is, remains on my bedside table because its 700 pages are intimidating. 

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