Qualifications for Worlds...

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Does this mean that GB, Switzerland and Slovakia will all actually have a full team (of 9, 6, 6 riders respectively), or simply that they have the ability to qualify that many riders? I remember last year there was a last minute rush by team Sky riders to receive UCI points...if so how many UK and Slovakian riders have received the points requisite?
 
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cabbagetom said:
Does this mean that GB, Switzerland and Slovakia will all actually have a full team (of 9, 6, 6 riders respectively), or simply that they have the ability to qualify that many riders? I remember last year there was a last minute rush by team Sky riders to receive UCI points...if so how many UK and Slovakian riders have received the points requisite?
As far as I can tell, that means the number of riders they are allowed to line up at the start line. I don't believe there are any standards that the riders are required to have, other than the national federation inviting them to participate. If I held a UCI license, I suppose USA Cycling could very easily ask me to ride for Team USA at Worlds (although I'd be dropped while still in the neutral zone).

Edit to add: That's true for the road race, again, as far as I can tell. For the time trial, Samuel Horgan (NZL), Tony Martin (GER), Matias Medici (ARG), Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI), Eugen Wacker (KGZ), and Bradley Wiggins (GBR) are all given a slot in addition to their national quotas of two, but none of those six riders count towards that quota (all are either continental champions, or world or olympic champions in the time trial discipline).
 
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SetonHallPirate said:
As far as I can tell, that means the number of riders they are allowed to line up at the start line. I don't believe there are any standards that the riders are required to have, other than the national federation inviting them to participate. If I held a UCI license, I suppose USA Cycling could very easily ask me to ride for Team USA at Worlds (although I'd be dropped while still in the neutral zone).

Edit to add: That's true for the road race, again, as far as I can tell. For the time trial, Samuel Horgan (NZL), Tony Martin (GER), Matias Medici (ARG), Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI), Eugen Wacker (KGZ), and Bradley Wiggins (GBR) are all given a slot in addition to their national quotas of two, but none of those six riders count towards that quota (all are either continental champions, or world or olympic champions in the time trial discipline).
This means that Team GB have a lot of riders (3 in TT and 9 in RR). Do they have that many world class cyclists? And what would Team GB's tactics be this time around? Would they even take Cavendish since I've heard the course is quite hilly?

Is there a Worlds 2012 thread yet?
 
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cabbagetom said:
This means that Team GB have a lot of riders (3 in TT and 9 in RR). Do they have that many world class cyclists? And what would Team GB's tactics be this time around? Would they even take Cavendish since I've heard the course is quite hilly?

Is there a Worlds 2012 thread yet?
You are joking aren't you?
 
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GB are currently the third ranked nation in the World Tour, however they only qualify SEVEN riders for the worlds by virtue of only Seven riders contributing to their WT points total.

JTL to lead Team GB.
 
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Andy99 said:
GB are currently the third ranked nation in the World Tour, however they only qualify SEVEN riders for the worlds by virtue of only Seven riders contributing to their WT points total.

JTL to lead Team GB.
So why does the UCI say 9 starters? Am I missing something?
 
avanti said:
So why does the UCI say 9 starters? Am I missing something?
im way too lazy to read through this thread to get the answer but i assume its that the UCI announce the max riders a team can have and gb can get 9

However an added stipulation for a rider to race is that he has to have scored a wt point. So those thinking ahead will look that only 7 riders have actually scored wt points. So come the race any rider outside those 7 will not be allowed to race on the basis that they dont have a wt point so in fact the max gb will have is 7.
 
cabbagetom said:
This means that Team GB have a lot of riders (3 in TT and 9 in RR). Do they have that many world class cyclists? And what would Team GB's tactics be this time around? Would they even take Cavendish since I've heard the course is quite hilly?

Is there a Worlds 2012 thread yet?
Froome
Tiernan-Locke
Thomas
Stannard
Swift
Wiggins
Cavendish
Cummings
Millar

That would probably be the best team they could field. Not bad, although they obviously don't really have a world class one day classics specialist.

Other World Tour riders: Kennaugh, Dowsett, Hunt, Rowe, Blythe, Fenn
 
JRanton said:
Froome
Tiernan-Locke
Thomas
Stannard
Swift
Wiggins
Cavendish
Cummings
Millar

That would probably be the best team they could field. Not bad, although they obviously don't really have a world class one day classics specialist.

Other World Tour riders: Kennaugh, Dowsett, Hunt, Rowe, Blythe, Fenn
Well, wiggins of course! :D
 

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