Sorry but that doesn't make sense, you're applying two different standards. Either you are a World Champion or Olympic Champion for life or you are for one year (WC) or 4 years (OG). In reality you hold both for your life, especially the WC in cycling, as evidenced by the rainbow bands on the jerseys of Costa, Gilbert, Boonen, Cavendish etc.Bardamu said:Dependable on the person, but you are an olympic champion for life. You're just the world champion for a year.King Boonen said:
No, I don't agree. As far as I'm concerned the OG is a side show whereas the WC matters. Doesn't matter what the parcours is, That's my opinion.But this thread was specifically about Rio and Doha, not Olympics and WC in general. You agree that because the Rio parcours is much more awesome than the Doha parcours, this year Rio might be regarded more important?
Obviously they are, many more people have a chance in Rio whereas Doha is pretty much between Cavendish, Kittel/Greipel, Gavaria, Kristoff and maybe Sagan and Coquard/Demare as an outside chance. Why build a season around a race you aren't going to win.Btw, more riders are building their season around Rio than Doha this year.