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World Champs qualification

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I never understand why Oceania select 1 cyclist during Oceania champs and Europe 1 cyclist.
In Oceania champs only 2 country AUS and NZL (one year we saw some FIJI riders). Why UCI don't select more riders for Europe ?
That do you think about this rule ?
 
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chris80 said:
I never understand why Oceania select 1 cyclist during Oceania champs and Europe 1 cyclist.
In Oceania champs only 2 country AUS and NZL (one year we saw some FIJI riders). Why UCI don't select more riders for Europe ?
That do you think about this rule ?

I may be wrong, but I understand that all the other Continental Champs,Oceania,Asian,Pan-American etc have NO age restriction,whereas the Europeans are restricted to Under-23's,I believe this anomaly should be addressed as well as increasing the European quota,even if it means all qualifiers are in the under-23 category.However i do not hold out much hope,as the UCI determine this month whether or not to limit each country to ONE participant only in individual disciplines in the Olympics,ie 1 rider per country in the sprint/keirin etc.
IMO this will reduce the quality of the field dramatically in what is supposed to be the pinnacle of the sport.
 
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FeralMetal said:
I may be wrong, but I understand that all the other Continental Champs,Oceania,Asian,Pan-American etc have NO age restriction,whereas the Europeans are restricted to Under-23's,I believe this anomaly should be addressed as well as increasing the European quota,even if it means all qualifiers are in the under-23 category.

The european champs U23 rule is being reported to be dropped for the upcomming European champs.