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World tour likely to die in 2015

26 Feb 2013 16:12

The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
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26 Feb 2013 16:13

The Hitch wrote:let me get my handkerchief.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=59723

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26 Feb 2013 16:48

As long as we don't get something even more ridiculous like World series I am happy
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26 Feb 2013 17:06

And what's gonna happen next? Does the article say anything about it?
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26 Feb 2013 17:17

Netserk wrote:Image


Me encante ese bebe! Perfecto!

SafeBet wrote:And what's gonna happen next? Does the article say anything about it?


Especulación, puro, basado en el WorldTour actualmente no tiene un mandato UCI pasado 2014. Aún así, me gustaría que ASO y RCS formaría su propia liga.
It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean. ~ John Locke
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26 Feb 2013 17:22

hiero2 wrote:Me encante ese bebe! Perfecto!



Especulación, puro, basado en el WorldTour actualmente no tiene un mandato UCI pasado 2014. Aún así, me gustaría que ASO y RCS formaría su propia liga.

In English please.
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26 Feb 2013 17:31

janraaskalt wrote:In English please.


He says he'd like UCI and RCS to build their own league/program, I guess.
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26 Feb 2013 17:38

Bring back the World Cup and name Gilbert retrospective winner of 2009-2011. :D
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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26 Feb 2013 18:14

What replaces it is the biggest question. If Bakala's World Series becomes a reality, it will become a borefest.

Personally I wouldn't like divisions and various cycling leagues running concurrently. Hopefully all the parties can get together and forge a comprise and have one Tour/League with the UCI auspices.
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26 Feb 2013 18:31

praise the lord!!!!

like pisti said, bring back the old world cup and let the organizers fully choose the teams they want in their races
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26 Feb 2013 18:37

WC and WT are just a wordy husk. The main thing main races will always live.
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26 Feb 2013 18:39

Let's wait until we see what replaces it before we break out the Kool and the Gang.

If it's a bunch of four day races with a flat stage, a hilly stage, a mountain stage and an ITT like was mooted, then this will result in some fugly changes to the calendar.

I have a chaque that unless McQuaid and Hein go AND the UCI is no longer able to create and promote its own races and decide what races have what status OR tailor parcours to suit the riders managed by relatives of the upper echelons of management, this isn't going to be the great carnival we want.

I want race organisers to have more freedom to decide who they have at their races. I want races to stand on their own two feet, not have their status elevated by arbitrary or, worse, conspiratorial decisions designed to strangle those races the UCI can't milk for as much money in the audiences they have deliberately chosen to target for income (read: not France, Italy, Belgium or Spain, since those guys are already watching). I want races to have to prove they have some level of identity and bring something worthwhile to the sport before they get arbitrarily called more important than races like Paris-Tours or Omloop (I don't care if they get arbitrarily called more important than Scheldeprijs though).
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26 Feb 2013 18:52

The ASO tour?
I would prefer RCS-series instead.
Good luck with that.
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26 Feb 2013 18:57

Dazed and Confused wrote:The ASO tour?
I would prefer RCS-series instead.
Good luck with that.


Without Zomegnan it is nothing.
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26 Feb 2013 19:01

Libertine Seguros wrote:Without Zomegnan it is nothing.


lol, I kind of like the new guy. A bit of a learning curve, but he has some good ideas.
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26 Feb 2013 20:08

Good news unless it is replaced by this World Series thing or something similar. In which case, it becomes terrible news. Anyone seen the consultation website mentioned in the article?
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26 Feb 2013 20:16

janraaskalt wrote:In English please.


SafeBet wrote:He says he'd like UCI and RCS to build their own league/program, I guess.



In English please? My friend, have you ever heard the term, LMGTFY? Hehehe, the original is in Espanol, and I felt it might be appropriate to exercise our mouse fingers to navigate on over to the translator.

Oh - and since when does ASO = UCI ????

But anyway - this is speculation. Media dramatics, apparently basing it on the current World Tour or Series or whatever the UCI is currently calling it, having no plans or authorization beyond 2014. Towards the end, they talk about ASO and RCS being strong enough to get together and start their own cycling league. Which, at this point in time, I would welcome.
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26 Feb 2013 22:53

that world series thing will never happen. aso will laugh that idiot bakala straight out of their offices
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26 Feb 2013 23:11

World series won't succeed if ASO+RCS+flanders classic stay together against it, what sponsor ultimately care about is racing in the big events ( mainly the tour).
It's time for the organizers to step up and start managing the sport.
Ivan Basso ha un altro passo!!! Ivan Basso ha un altro passo!!!
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26 Feb 2013 23:23

World Series is going nowhere without Sky, having the Murdoch empire behind it would be a big thing.
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