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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #180 on: November 09, 2019, 12:37 »
Watching Glasgow World Cup last night - really poorly attended by nations - lots of trade teams to bolster numbers; plus para sport needs to consider the bigger picture - watched a para event with three participants being given medals and then a single participant getting a gold in a medal ceremony!!! This demeans the value of para medals, I know it has gone on for years, any analysis of ms grey thomson's medals show a gap in competitors and competition depth going way back; but giving a World Cup gold to the only person to turn up is pointless, and damaging.

 I saw it too and have to agree. Quite embarrassing all round.
Things are only set to get worse as under the new UCI rules, with trade teams being barred from competing in the three remaining World Cup events left on the new calendar.
 Still, the good news is at least it's not just track cycling that is getting royally screwed over by the UCI, but also cyclocross.
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