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01 Dec 2016 09:19

Alexandre B. wrote:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-of-guangxi-added-to-2017-worldtour-calendar/
This is terrible.

"The UCI's main role is to grow and develop cycling globally and China provides us with a wonderful opportunity to engage with literally hundreds of millions more people." - Brian Cookson

Tour of Beijing didn't teach a lesson, it seems. Race where there are people who care about the sport, not just where there are people.


I'm all for top level cycling to be expanded to different non-traditional cycling countries but as Beijing proved you can't just dump a new race in at the top level and expect it to work, why not let Guangxi run for a couple of seasons and build some history and interest then promote it to the top level of the sport. Baffles me how cycling keeps making the mistake of chasing the quick dollars that end up getting the sport nowhere, the worlds in Qatar and the new Bahrain team are just some recent examples of this.
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04 Dec 2016 16:41

They should just upgrade the Tour of Qinghai Lake to WT. :D
It's another race without history in a place that lacks cycling fans, they could try to create new races in places where people actually care about cycling and that have a nice domestic scene, but in the end it's all about money.
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Yesterday 08:58

The Tour of Qinghai Lake has a longer history then the oh so great Strade Bianche...
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Yesterday 21:15

Bye Bye Bicycle wrote:The Tour of Qinghai Lake has a longer history then the oh so great Strade Bianche...

Sorry, I didn't want to disrespect the race, it's a hard race at altitude and a rather long stage race that would actually be a great test for young gc prospects before riding their first gt (it's a long stage race at high altitude).
It was more about the fact that the race has had a few shady winners and the stories about the prize money being handed out in cash right after the race.
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