Notices
Professional Cycling For the Fans Follow the Tour de France,the Giro de Italia, the Spring Classics, or other professional cycling races? Here's your home...

The UCI does it again

Old 01-29-11, 09:34 AM
  #1  
Upgrading my engine
Thread Starter
 
DXchulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Alamogordo
Posts: 6,218
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The UCI does it again

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-...-of-california

What is it with the UCI always changing things at the last minute? I'm not sure I'm against the idea of inviting the region's best to the Tour of California (though maybe it makes sense to split "Americas" into North and South), but give these guys some time to adjust.

Amgen Tour of California organizer AEG was prepared to announce its list of invited teams in the coming week, and president Andrew Messick told Cyclingnews that he has not yet been informed by the UCI or USA Cycling of any new rule.
DXchulo is offline  
Old 01-29-11, 10:12 AM
  #2  
Heretic
 
Caretaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 2,246

Bikes: Specialized Sirrus, Giant OCR3, Giant CRS3

Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2827 Post(s)
Liked 561 Times in 429 Posts
"The UCI has today published a fictitious ranking for the UCI Continental Teams"

This is from the UCI website.

One definition of 'fictitious' is "accepted or assumed for the sake of convention" but still it's an unfortunate choice of word.
Caretaker is offline  
Old 01-29-11, 11:45 AM
  #3  
A Miami State of Mind
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Being half Colombian, I'm not complaining As a watched of the Tour of California in English, I'm also looking forward to listening to them trip all over these names. Announcers need to earn their keep.
CaMiami is offline  
Old 01-29-11, 01:28 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,655
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The problem is that North America does not have enough bike races to be it's own division. The majority of the races are in South America. So until that changes I don't think the UCI is going to be sympathetic towards North American pro cycling. Of course racing in two hemisphere's is advantages to having a long racing season. But there would probably need to be a lot more 2-3 day UCI events in America and Canada for them to have things change.

Last edited by Hezz; 01-29-11 at 01:32 PM.
Hezz is offline  
Old 02-01-11, 08:47 AM
  #5  
Upgrading my engine
Thread Starter
 
DXchulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Alamogordo
Posts: 6,218
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Doesn't look like that UCI ruling changed the teams at all. Here's the list: https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/team...-of-california

You wouldn't think they would have had time to talk to the Columbians yet and let them make a decision. I wonder how open to change the lineup still is.
DXchulo is offline  
Old 02-13-11, 08:41 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,606
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That was weird.

And so is this...https://www.velonation.com/News/ID/74...suspended.aspx

Lots I don't understand about the UCI but after Saxo loses most of it's team and now the points from Contador, if the ban is imposed, jeez what a blow. I hope the UCI doesn't do this as cycling doesn't need less elite teams, it needs more. And sponsors are hard to come by. Fingers crossed.
kleinboogie is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
jyl
Professional Cycling For the Fans
3
12-17-15 09:24 PM
flats
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
39
03-12-15 09:35 PM
UmneyDurak
Europe
2
01-14-14 11:16 AM
JAX_11
Road Cycling
8
11-22-11 10:37 PM
milkbaby
Road Cycling
4
05-03-10 06:28 PM

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 -

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