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Is Vuelta a Chihuahua dead?

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Until this year it's been a 7 day stage race but the website for this year says nothing about that. Instead it announces the Criterium CHihuahua. Sounds like this thing died.
 

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The Vuelta a Chihuahua Criterium (24 October), with Schleck, Basso, Samuel Sanchez, Freire ...

First in the history of Mexico, made an unprecedented event in the presence of a large cast of figures in world cycling's Tour Chihuahua Critérium International 2010 to be held on Sunday 24 October in a spectacular circuit 4.4 kilometers along the main avenues of the capital of the state.

Riders as Ivan Basso (Liquigas Doimo), winner of the Giro d'Italia 2010, Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank), second best young, and winner of two stages in the overall standings of the Tour de France 2010 Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank), winner of the Tour of Switzerland, Oscar Freire (Rabobank), triple world champion on the road and this year first in Milan San Remo, or Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel), Olympic champion in Beijing 2008, will give the opportunity for the community and Chihuahua the country to experience a sporting event in the highest level, being both a showcase for cyclists and Mexican Chihuahua, to compete in the biggest cycling event held in Latin America in recent years.

In a press conference in the presence of Engineer Miguel Angel Rodriguez Gallegos, director of the Chihuahua Institute for Sport and Physical Education, and Ricardo Creel Ryan, CEO of the event, accompanied by Gabriel Cano Olivas, technical director Leonardo Llamas Jimenez, president State Association of Cycling.
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Francisco Mancebo-double winner of the Vuelta a Chihuahua, Beñat Intxausti, Roman Kreuziger, Peter Sagan, Christophe Moreau, Alexander Kolobnev, Ivan Gutierrez and Rui Costa are other prominent participants from Europe, while American men should be pointed out the Colombian Gregorio Ladino and the best Mexican cyclists, where Luis Fernando Macías, Francisco Matamoros, Pablo Magallanes, Antonio and Moises Aldape and Raul Alcala.
 
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there's a lot of money in mexico as well as in brazil. a lot in terms of cycling will be coming from there in the coming years. also because they actually have cycling history and many pro's unlike qatar or india.
 
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There's been 25,000 people murdered since 2006 in the drugs war in Mexico. Chihuahua being in the middle of it. More suspect money in cycling. Shame. And don't tell me cycling in Mexico is apart from that. Sadly it's ingrained itself (drug money) in all aspects of sports in said country. Lets hope the race is a safe one and all riders don't crash either. :mad:
 
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there's been 25,000 people murdered since 2006 in the drugs war in mexico. Chihuahua being in the middle of it. More suspect money in cycling. Shame. And don't tell me cycling in mexico is apart from that. Sadly it's ingrained itself (drug money) in all aspects of sports in said country

lol.lol.lol.
 
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boardhanger said:
There's been 25,000 people murdered since 2006 in the drugs war in Mexico. Chihuahua being in the middle of it. More suspect money in cycling. Shame. And don't tell me cycling in Mexico is apart from that. Sadly it's ingrained itself (drug money) in all aspects of sports in said country. Lets hope the race is a safe one and all riders don't crash either. :mad:

What a load of bullsh*t
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
there's a lot of money in mexico as well as in brazil. a lot in terms of cycling will be coming from there in the coming years. also because they actually have cycling history and many pro's unlike qatar or india.
+1
I will be attending this race.
boardhanger said:
There's been 25,000 people murdered since 2006 in the drugs war in Mexico. Chihuahua being in the middle of it. More suspect money in cycling. Shame. And don't tell me cycling in Mexico is apart from that. Sadly it's ingrained itself (drug money) in all aspects of sports in said country. Lets hope the race is a safe one and all riders don't crash either. :mad:
you must watch a lot of television, particularly the news.
Muerdago11 said:
I agree but whatever happened to Perez-Cuapio?
Cuapio rides
Ryo Hazuki said:
What a load of bullsh*t
+1
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
What a load of bullsh*t

Fact.......get your head outa your pillow and the, if its anything cycling related its all okay dreamland.....:rolleyes:

p.s you have the internet at your fingers. Why don't you look it up?
 
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boardhanger said:
Fact.......get your head outa your pillow and the, if its anything cycling related its all okay dreamland.....:rolleyes:

p.s you have the internet at your fingers. Why don't you look it up?

oh if it's on the internet it's got to be true...

It's bull****. drug money in mexican cycling?? where is your proove??

besides I hardly care about that I'm the first to fight for legalizing drugs everywhere. I'm just saying this isn't true at all.
 
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Well, I live in Mexico, Know some people in the FMC organization who are heading some divisions, and the information Boardhanger is bringing up is false.

Just because something is on the news does not make it true. same goes for the internet.
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
oh if it's on the internet it's got to be true...

It's bull****. drug money in mexican cycling?? where is your proove??

besides I hardly care about that I'm the first to fight for legalizing drugs everywhere. I'm just saying this isn't true at all.

Actually I said all sports. The reason I said check the internet cause we're using it. I don't know where your from. Check with your local government agency FBI/ScotlandYard etc and their websites. Check any News site same story. On what planet have you been living if you don't know what's going on in Mexico. Let's say Mexico is what Colombia was in the 80's (25,000 dead last 4 years ). Or why not just visit. This isn't a reflexion on Mexicano(a)s per say. I know many and they're great people. But they'll tell you it's true. Funny how you use the internet to fact your postings then you don't accept it when you diagree :confused: wiseup open your eyes. It's a big bad world out there.
 
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they all have a poltical agenda. the war on drugs is the most pathetic thing on earth and anyone fighting against drugs like scotland yard and fbi etc I will not take their information at this serious at all.

it's like asking a kkk member what he thinks of your black girlfriend.
 
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TopCarbon said:
Well, I live in Mexico, Know some people in the FMC organization who are heading some divisions, and the information Boardhanger is bringing up is false.

Just because something is on the news does not make it true. same goes for the internet.

What?? Again what? Knowing people in the organisation makes you a spokesperson? My point originaly was that like Astanna we cycling fans will turn a blind eye because its cycling related ignoring who Astannas money masters are(persurcurters and jailers). Just like sport enhancing drug taking....etc etc. I don't wish for a political debate.
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
they all have a poltical agenda. the war on drugs is the most pathetic thing on earth and anyone fighting against drugs like scotland yard and fbi etc I will not take their information at this serious at all.

it's like asking a kkk member what he thinks of your black girlfriend.

I agree with the agenda thing i'm no fan FBI/Scotland yard etc. But the fact remains whats going on in Mexico. Just cause you don't agree doesn't mean you gota wear blinkers.
 
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boardhanger said:
What?? Again what? Knowing people in the organisation makes you a spokesperson? My point originaly was that like Astanna we cycling fans will turn a blind eye because its cycling related ignoring who Astannas money masters are(persurcurters and jailers). Just like sport enhancing drug taking....etc etc. I don't wish for a political debate.
well, knowing where the money is coming from was your original post. I know some of the sponsors of these teams and they are not connected to the drug traffic.

You make your statements based on what? The news? The internet? Please. Wow, thats credible.

I can tell you that the media blitz on the drug problem here in Mexico has been blown way out of proportion just like the swine flu. Remember that swine flu?

Site your source for drug money in Mexican cycling......please
 
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boardhanger said:
Actually I said all sports. The reason I said check the internet cause we're using it. I don't know where your from. Check with your local government agency FBI/ScotlandYard etc and their websites. Check any News site same story. On what planet have you been living if you don't know what's going on in Mexico. Let's say Mexico is what Colombia was in the 80's (25,000 dead last 4 years ). Or why not just visit. This isn't a reflexion on Mexicano(a)s per say. I know many and they're great people. But they'll tell you it's true. Funny how you use the internet to fact your postings then you don't accept it when you diagree :confused: wiseup open your eyes. It's a big bad world out there.

I crossed Mexico with a bike (from the very north to Guatemala). My girlfriend did that in another trip. At least 3 other friends have just made that. We all crossed Chihuahua in our trips.

There is a lot of hysteria, specially in US media. Something bad can happen in Chihuahua, but the chance of it is very small. In case that what you say is true (that the drug cartels put money in cycling) then that criterium or the Vuelta a Chihuahua would be an extra safe competition, no one would mess with it. :)

Anyway, for me your statements sounds like a mere conjecture until more information is provided.
 
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khardung la said:
In case that what you say is true (that the drug cartels put money in cycling) then that criterium or the Vuelta a Chihuahua would be an extra safe competition, no one would mess with it. :)

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Excatly.
 
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TopCarbon said:
well, knowing where the money is coming from was your original post. I know some of the sponsors of these teams and they are not connected to the drug traffic.

You make your statements based on what? The news? The internet? Please. Wow, thats credible.

I can tell you that the media blitz on the drug problem here in Mexico has been blown way out of proportion just like the swine flu. Remember that swine flu?

Site your source for drug money in Mexican cycling......please

Well the fact that if I did give you a source it'd be via the net. Correcto. favor de !no me contradigais!
 
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TopCarbon said:
well, post the source up anyways.


el actual presidente es una persona que prometio mucho pero no cumplio con sus promesas. sin embargo mientras tanto solo tenemos que esperar !y esperar que gane el mejor!