Originally Posted by jeffsharpe
The UCI also said they were reinstating one event to the Olympic program. They said either the pursuit or points. My guess is the pursuit. How far in to the Olympic cycle do they make decisions?
I won't try to second guess the UCI on which (if any) event they add.
One thing for certain is that no more athletes will partake in the
Games, i.e. any new event will likely be restricted to riders that
are already in either the team sprint or team pursuit.
I think in the last Olympic cycle the UCI were still tweaking rules,
mainly the complex qualification protocol, until two years out
from London, but that doesn't mean anything this time around.
I, for one, am a big fan of the Omnium as it is now currently run,
but I think the Keirin has to be tweaked slightly... perhaps two
laps less behind the bike for starters because very little, if
anything, ever happens until the last half lap behind the bike.