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Old 02-16-13, 01:15
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really? what great results have I missed then in those races by them?
Degenkolb was 19th in his first Roubaix, has shown the skills to go the distance (5th in San Remo) and also has a top10 in Harelbeke. Kort was 3rd in Waregem and seemed to be turning into a decent classics rider this last year. Veelers has finished 6th at Kuurne, 13th at Roubaix, top10 at Waregem, Het Volk.
Some WT teams would be lucky to have them for the cobbles.
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Old 02-16-13, 06:40
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If 19 WT teams +4 are kept GT squads should be only 8 riders- it would hopefully stop Sky.
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If 19 WT teams +4 are kept GT squads should be only 8 riders- it would hopefully stop Sky.
They had only eight for much of the Tour last year, but it didn't dent them

Acquarone has already said he will discuss with UCI next week, and there has to be a quick decision as otherwise the race organizers will be in trouble.
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Should be, top 18 teams with wins/placings (this year only) pre Giro/Tour/Vuelta or any other big race get in, as in get the guaranteed spot. Odd team out gets to play their cards with the Wild Cards, with the regular Wild Card rules what ever they may be.

Would make for some good racing for us, and isn't that what its all about. For those saying it will get crazy for the lesser placing, well that's why its racing not powder puff.
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Should be, top 18 teams with wins/placings (this year only) pre Giro/Tour/Vuelta or any other big race get in, as in get the guaranteed spot. Odd team out gets to play their cards with the Wild Cards, with the regular Wild Card rules what ever they may be.

Would make for some good racing for us, and isn't that what its all about. For those saying it will get crazy for the lesser placing, well that's why its racing not powder puff.
Would also make conditions right for actions that might result in Clinic discussion as well.

There is already little certainty for the Pro Tour teams without making it even more uncertain, plus the wildcards for the races will be filled soon, so there'll be no places to play their cards for.

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What's more, making the lowest-ranked WT team sit out is a guarantee that they can't pick up the points to move away from being the lowest ranked team, so it's a death sentence for their hopes at continuing at that level and/or attracting new riders in the offseason, because they would then miss every race.

Instead, they should make the highest-ranked WT team sit out so that others can catch up, meaning they only miss out on one or two races before getting another chance to rebuild their score
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who are they likely to kick out?
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If 19 WT teams +4 are kept GT squads should be only 8 riders- it would hopefully stop Sky.
That would probably benefit them :P They already have experience of racing with just 8 riders almost whole tour last year and controlling it the whole time
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World Tour to have 19 teams this year. Sensible decision because if UCI kicked out a team now, they would have been sued. Embarrassment to Fat Pat though.

The Giro will have some serious logistical problems.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-...teams-for-2013
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This sucks just for the pure pleasure in wanting to see Pat in trouble.
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