- Feb 20, 2010
who are the teams that have qualified for the Worlds in Melbourne 2010? and who missed out? thank you
RedheadDane said:Okay... now I'm probably gonna ask a rather dumb question;
Don't you participate at the worlds with your country not your team?
L'arriviste said:You're quite right, but I suppose that it would be difficult to accommodate all the countries of the world. So I assume that's what the OP is driving at and I hasten to add that I don't know, of course.
Perhaps one day we'll see a World Champion from Belize, Chad or Djibouti. That would be a nice thing.
Barrus said:I believe that all countries are allowed to participate, but most do not want to pay for the riders to go there. Or at least I think I heard something like that at last years WC when a certain rider couldn't participate because his country didn't want to pay
Susan Westemeyer said:Check it out here: http://www.uci.ch/includes/asp/getTarget.asp?type=FILE&id=NDAzMDY
(I'm wierd, I enjoy rooting around the UCI's rules)
tgsgirl said:Also, the UCI have put in a sneaky new rule that says no matter how high you're ranked, you can't bring 9 guys if you don't actually have 9 guys in the individual UCI ranking. Last I checked Britain had 2 on the list, but that was before the Giro.
And GB are miles behind, although they were last year until the cav and wiggins show boosted them just a little bit over july. Cant see that happening again this year though. Maybe as well, i think sometimes you can take too many riders to the worlds, things get complicatedtgsgirl said:The top ten right now are.
1 1 SPAIN ESP 1,028
2 2 ITALY ITA 820
3 3 BELGIUM BEL 745
4 4 AUSTRALIA AUS 691
5 5 UNITED STATES USA 423
6 6 KAZAKHSTAN KAZ 302
7 11 SLOVENIA SLO 294
8 7 RUSSIA RUS 293
9 10 FRANCE FRA 260
10 8 GERMANY GER 255
11 9 SWITZERLAND SUI 247
TeamSkyFans said:And GB are miles behind, although they were last year until the cav and wiggins show boosted them just a little bit over july. Cant see that happening again this year though. Maybe as well, i think sometimes you can take too many riders to the worlds, things get complicated