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Old 01-27-17, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
I get all of that. But, if no one (the riders) wants to drive the Civic and what's more, it won't pass inspection (by the UCI), then why bother?

The people buying should ask, "Has a Civic ever been allowed to be driven in US or International roads?". If the answer is, "No", then why buy one?
So then it's a choice between a Ferrari and walking.

If this is the way that velodrome construction gets justified, then we would all be walking or riding the bus. You can't always get what you want, but sometimes you can have what you need. The size of the track is not going to be a limiting factor in creating elite riders, but not having a track will.

Up until the St. Quentin track was built, the French sprinters trained on a 166m track.
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