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Yes they will get the funds 22 66.67%
No they will get the funds 11 33.33%
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Old 02-26-12, 22:18
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Default Funds lacking for Pais Vasco and San Sebastian

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Will they stay or will they go?
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Old 02-26-12, 22:23
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Would be disastorous, first these Asian races come in to the WT and then these races leave... if i was the UCI I would watch out
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Old 02-26-12, 22:31
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Would be disastorous, first these Asian races come in to the WT and then these races leave... if i was the UCI I would watch out
The UCI have no intention of watching out. This is exactly what they want. Who cares about fans, riders, prestige or actual entertainment when you've got government money to make in the name of globalisation? After all, the UCI's own race-organising body runs those Asian races; they don't run País Vasco or San Sebastián. So for the UCI this is win-win, because it opens up some slots on the calendar for them to run their own events against the historic events (and make them WT so the top teams have to attend, weakening the traditional events), and also strengthens their stranglehold on the sport's World calendar, by getting rid of some of those pesky races that aren't under their control.

As long as the UCI is able to decide on what is and isn't World Tour and also has its own racing organisational body, then conflict of interests will continue, and McQuaid won't be happy until he's killed the sport in backwater, boring countries like Spain, France, Belgium and Italy in favour of "emerging markets" (read: places with lots of money, but that don't give a damn about cycling).

Issoisso said that if this all happens, they could well turn their back on the sport full stop. I can't say that the same wouldn't cross my mind.
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Old 02-26-12, 22:35
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Que breakaway league.......
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Old 02-26-12, 22:37
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very sad, what ever happened to the breakaway league, I had such high hopes for that. If the UCI had any sense at all they would stop trying to create races in china and put the funds towards preserving the good races we have.

And shouldn't the second option in the poll be "No they won't get the funds"?
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Old 02-26-12, 22:43
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The UCI have no intention of watching out. This is exactly what they want. Who cares about fans, riders, prestige or actual entertainment when you've got government money to make in the name of globalisation? After all, the UCI's own race-organising body runs those Asian races; they don't run País Vasco or San Sebastián. So for the UCI this is win-win, because it opens up some slots on the calendar for them to run their own events against the historic events (and make them WT so the top teams have to attend, weakening the traditional events), and also strengthens their stranglehold on the sport's World calendar, by getting rid of some of those pesky races that aren't under their control.

As long as the UCI is able to decide on what is and isn't World Tour and also has its own racing organisational body, then conflict of interests will continue, and McQuaid won't be happy until he's killed the sport in backwater, boring countries like Spain, France, Belgium and Italy in favour of "emerging markets" (read: places with lots of money, but that don't give a damn about cycling).

Issoisso said that if this all happens, they could well turn their back on the sport full stop. I can't say that the same wouldn't cross my mind.
What I meant was that the pesky oppostion to the UCI may just be gaining some support if things carry along on this trajectory
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Am I missing something, what's with the poll?
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in a right world UCI would be helping these races, rather then organizing new ones. just a joke.
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Not sure what a "breakaway league' could do to help Spanish economic woes. Or what the UCI could do for that matter.

BTW, I live in a very culturally diverse biking area, and many of my "asian" customers are very big cycling fans. Just saying. Diversity is good financially too.
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in a right world UCI would be helping these races, rather then organizing new ones. just a joke.
And where is the UCI going to get the money to do this?

People seem to want the UCI to spend money, but have objections to them earning it.
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