Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

645,000 spectators along course for UCI Road World Championships

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

645,000 spectators along course for UCI Road World Championships

Old 09-28-15, 12:00 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
hotbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 3,755

Bikes: a lowrider BMX, a mountain bike, a faired recumbent, and a loaded touring bike

Liked 91 Times in 76 Posts
645,000 spectators along course for UCI Road World Championships

"....The 2015 UCI Road World Championships far exceeded crowd predictions, with about 645,000 spectators coming to the event during its 10-day run, according to a preliminary estimate released Sunday by race organizers...."


Organizers estimate 645,000 spectators along course for UCI Road World Championships - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond 2015: The Worlds, Cycling's Pinnacle Event, Come To Richmond
hotbike is offline  
Old 09-28-15, 02:15 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
alcjphil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 6,131
Liked 1,814 Times in 1,056 Posts
Originally Posted by hotbike
"....The 2015 UCI Road World Championships far exceeded crowd predictions, with about 645,000 spectators coming to the event during its 10-day run, according to a preliminary estimate released Sunday by race organizers...."


Organizers estimate 645,000 spectators along course for UCI Road World Championships - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Richmond 2015: The Worlds, Cycling's Pinnacle Event, Come To Richmond
If this is the case over the whole 10 days I would consider it to be a disappointment. I have attended the Montreal and Quebec city Worldtour races multiple times and wouldn't be surprised if each of these races had as many as 500,000 people for a single race when held during good weather conditions. I was at the Quebec race this year and there was no possible way we could have got within a kilometre of the finishing line for the race finish
alcjphil is offline  
Old 09-28-15, 03:04 PM
  #3  
Lanterne Rogue
 
MMLC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 60

Bikes: '02 Bianchi Strada, '01 Specialized Rockhopper, '02 Specialized Sirrus A1 Pro, 70's Fuji road bike, '15 Diamondback Apex Elite

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pics or it didn't happen. Seriously I wish US TV had more cycling coverage, I might actually watch some TV.
MMLC is offline  
Old 09-28-15, 04:42 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Posts: 30,225

Bikes: Catrike 559 I own some others but they don't get ridden very much.

Liked 644 Times in 365 Posts
For my next career I'm going to be an estimator who determines how many people attend such events. I'm pretty sure that the more I'm paid the higher the estimated attendance will be.
__________________
My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.
Retro Grouch is offline  
Old 09-28-15, 05:36 PM
  #5  
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Delaware shore
Posts: 13,568

Bikes: Cervelo C5, Guru Photon, Waterford, Specialized CX

Liked 2,300 Times in 1,529 Posts
M
Originally Posted by alcjphil
If this is the case over the whole 10 days I would consider it to be a disappointment. I have attended the Montreal and Quebec city Worldtour races multiple times and wouldn't be surprised if each of these races had as many as 500,000 people for a single race when held during good weather conditions. I was at the Quebec race this year and there was no possible way we could have got within a kilometre of the finishing line for the race finish
It was 200,000 more than expected. The closest valid comparison is Hamilton Ontario in 2003 and that had 203,000 total.
StanSeven is online now  
Old 09-28-15, 10:23 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: East Bay CA
Posts: 192

Bikes: 2016 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Di2, Cannondale F1000 SL

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by MMLC
Pics or it didn't happen. Seriously I wish US TV had more cycling coverage, I might actually watch some TV.
Universal Sports Network had coverage of the races all week. Channel 402 if you're a Dish customer.
RushFan2112 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
globecanvas
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
3973
06-08-18 09:23 AM
Panza
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
19
05-13-15 09:12 AM
Angio Graham
Southern California
70
11-01-12 10:44 AM
sdgrannygear
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
64
03-15-12 12:40 PM
jwible
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
19
03-25-11 04:14 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.