"The 33"-Road Bike Racing - T-Mobile International threatens to leave SF
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03-25-05, 04:48 PM
Looks like the race organizers and city officials are still in disagreement over police costs.
"Dan Osipow, whose Tailwind Sports co-produces the San Francisco race, said after the meeting that last year's race, held Sept. 12, would be the final one in San Francisco if the waiver wasn't granted. He believes Los Angeles, Seattle and other cities on the West Coast would be eager to snag the T-Mobile International."
03-25-05, 05:48 PM
SF should not let this race go. I like going to watch it :)
03-25-05, 06:15 PM
I've never been to the race, but it would be a shame if it were to leave. As the article pointed out, the San Francisco backdrop is part of the race's identity. I can't imagine the race without the brutally steep hills. It just goes to show how we shouldn't take race events for granted. There used to be a pro race in Pittsburgh in the early 90's, and I regret never having made it out there to see it. However, I do live near Philadelphia and I try to make it out to the Lancaster, Trenton, and Philly races every year, just to help boost the spectator numbers and show support for the events.
03-26-05, 11:27 AM
Just goes to show how fragile/vulnerable even the biggest races can be. Nothing is a lock.
BTW, I worked the 1991 or 92 Thrift Drug in Pittsburgh. Awesome race, but small crowds.
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