theyoungest wrote:It's such a moronic discussion really. "I only want to watch men's cycling because men are stronger than women". Who the f.ck cares, as long as there is a level playing field? I'd choose the Giro Donne anytime over 90% of men's races.
I think your right. Women's racing, or any womens sport shouldn't be compared to mens sport. The level of a sport is not significant to me. But the competition can be compared.
If there are 1000 full time men pro racers and 60 parttime pro women racers, for me it's fair if the price is lower. If the women race over distances as long as 17 year old boys do, it's fair too. In the Marathon the women can take more time, but run the same length.
I can imagine there is some difference in length. But the differences are too high. To me, the UCI has to make sure half of the WT races has a womens race. If a country has 4 WT events, there should be 2 lady's Tours/one day events. Every monument and every GT a weeklong race. If that happens, women cycling can grow and become more mature. Then I will consider equel payment.
Besides, sport is entertainment. Nobody is saying Madonna and Michael Jackson should earn the samen.
And yes off course I watch Sporza, if you stick with the NOS you never learn anything about cycling. They just **** about doping, not about racing.
Climbing times after 260 and 130k are not to be compared. Still a great accomplishment of Vos though.
Sporza btw focusses on Belgium guys off course, but also on Dutch cyclist. A lot of interviews (same language) and knowedge about Dutch cyclist. If there are 20 Belgiums who can win and 5 Dutch guys, they ignore the Dutch. But if there are 8 Belgiums and 3 Dutch guys, they will talk a lot about the Dutch riders too. Probably because allmost all Dutch pro's ride from their junior years topraces in Belgium and the Sporza people know them better then most Wallons.