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Erik Zabel would have been forced to end his seasons in June/July with this rule...
Chiapucci might have made it to May. If he skipped all the Middle East/Tour Down Under type stuff.

It’s clearly intended to protect riders and prevent burnout, but the obvious counterpoint is that there is a history of some riders preferring to race more, and use races as their training.
 
PCS lists Marco Haller and Reto Hollenstein as current leaders with 81 days this year. Hollenstein is planning to go to Deutschland-Tour which puts him to 85 at finish. And actually Backaert would go from 80 to 86 in Deutschland-Tour and two one-day races.

De Gendt would also go over in the Vuelta so I don't believe to that rule.
 
Dunno where else to post this/too lazy to search for a more appropriate thread...
Apparently there's a new rule that riders are only allowed to have 85 race days per year… that is *** stupid! If a rider wants to ride as many races as he possibly can, let him! He's the one who's going to be tired!
Stupid, just stupid.

How about they made a rule about how many kilometres you could do a season?
 
PCS lists Marco Haller and Reto Hollenstein as current leaders with 81 days this year. Hollenstein is planning to go to Deutschland-Tour which puts him to 85 at finish. And actually Backaert would go from 80 to 86 in Deutschland-Tour and two one-day races.

De Gendt would also go over in the Vuelta so I don't believe to that rule.
Maybe you're allowed to go over if you go over while participating in a (stage) race.
 
PCS lists Marco Haller and Reto Hollenstein as current leaders with 81 days this year. Hollenstein is planning to go to Deutschland-Tour which puts him to 85 at finish. And actually Backaert would go from 80 to 86 in Deutschland-Tour and two one-day races.

De Gendt would also go over in the Vuelta so I don't believe to that rule.
I'm almost sure it starts in 2020. The team's minimum and maximum roster sizes will increase to make this happen. Lots of PCTs are complaining over the increasing roster sizes, because it costs them a lot a extra money.
 
UCI is conducting a survey about how to improve road cycling. You can participate here:

https://www.uci.org/road/news/2019/appeal-of-road-cycling-your-opinion-is-of-interest-to-us
Results are out: 22,000 replies from 134 countries (but overwhelmingly Europe/USA), 92% male, median age >35

50% say results are predictable: strong minority support for removing power meters/radios

Three quarters don't like concentration of talent in small number of teams.

All in all, not very surprising.
 
Don't know where else to post, but Epower factory racing team, PCT from Hungary, is most probably a go for next year. With big involvements from Orban and also Salvini, aiming for the Giro. And to top this off, Rebellin is said to want to ride on last Giro with them. *** lol.


 
Don't know where else to post, but Epower factory racing team, PCT from Hungary, is most probably a go for next year. With big involvements from Orban and also Salvini, aiming for the Giro. And to top this off, Rebellin is said to want to ride on last Giro with them. *** lol.


They may be able to challenge Bahrain, UAE and Israel Cycling Academy as most despicable backer..?
 
They may be able to challenge Bahrain, UAE and Israel Cycling Academy as most despicable backer..?
What is the problem with them? Have they tried to conceal motors for the purposes of cheating?

Or are they simply making the idea of bike exercise accessible to those who otherwise might consider it too physically daunting? Sure, they probably won't find many customers among regulars here, but we probably all have relatives for whom it wouldn't be an altogether bad thing to get some fresh air and exercise on a slow bike, and an electric one might add enough extra options of where to go to make it a more appealing prospect.
 
Lotto has suspended Kevin De Weert for the duration of the Vuelta. The team states that their performance manager has caused an incident right before the start of the Vuelta, after prior warnings.

Curious to know what the cause was. Wonder if it has anything to do with Campenaerts leaving.
 

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