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Major races to reduce number of riders
Last Post 12/01/2016 01:43 PM by Stefan Eckardt. 11 Replies.
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Cosmic Kid

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11/26/2016 01:40 PM
http://www.velonews.com/2016/11/news/tour-de-france-major-races-pare-peloton-size_425292

GT's going to 8 member teams, Flanders going to 7. A good start, but would rather see it drop to 7 for GT's.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Cosmic Kid

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11/26/2016 01:46 PM
Update - UCI says "Not so fast there, Sparky....."

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-to-race-organisers-you-cannot-decide-to-reduce-team-sizes/
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
longslowdistance

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11/26/2016 07:59 PM
Agree CK they should go to 7, not 8. Make the stars work for it more.
UCI shut up and sit down.
Spud

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11/28/2016 11:46 AM
How about reducing the number of motos. Oh, and while your at it, get rid of race radios.
longslowdistance

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11/28/2016 03:51 PM
Yep
Dale

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11/28/2016 09:10 PM
In my opinion the other change should be getting rid of derailleurs, isn’t it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur?

That and race radios.
longslowdistance

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11/29/2016 06:12 PM
Nope
longslowdistance

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11/30/2016 06:42 PM
Let me edit:
"Nope" to single speeds (really, surely you were kidding?)
"YES!" to ban the race radios.
Dale

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12/01/2016 10:56 AM
Of course... that was the stance, and quote, of the first TdF organizer
79pmooney

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12/01/2016 12:18 PM
All say they want safer races. Well, the research is out there and easy to find. Cell phones increase hazard levels for drivers to DUI numbers. And that is due primarily to the attention distraction, even if they are using a hands-free setup.

Race radios? (Like I said, the research is out there and easy to find.)

Ben
longslowdistance

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12/01/2016 12:47 PM
The argument is that radios make it safer, warning riders of upcoming obstacles. If it could be limited to that, I'd be ok with it. But it's DSs managing riders like chess pieces that sucks the life of the races.
Red Tornado

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12/01/2016 01:43 PM
Posted By Frederick Jones on 12/01/2016 12:47 PM
The argument is that radios make it safer, warning riders of upcoming obstacles. If it could be limited to that, I'd be ok with it. But it's DSs managing riders like chess pieces that sucks the life of the races.


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