theswordsman said:Was Robert Gesink meant to beat Schleck and Contador?
BrindSurch said:you wouldn't get paid so would have been a waste of time.....and probs wouldn't at any more
If this was true, then nobody would go to watch the Tour by the side of the road - and there's an awful lot more people do that than go to watch crits. There's clearly more to 'being there' than you get from watching the TV - the chance to see riders 'in the flesh' and the spectacle of all those guys in lycra whizzing past at speed.ultimobici said:Criteriums in France, Belgium & Holland are part of the rich tradition of the sport. They date back to when there was no TV coverage because there was no TV! So it was the only chance to see the stars of the Tour. Now that we can see the Tour live in colour they seem an anacronism.