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Re: 2020 the road map for cycling
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2013, 13:39 »
UCI, SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES by Fabrizio Viani   

First division: 16 teams (120 days of racing).
Second division: 8 teams (50 days of racing). These teams will be able to be invited to participate in division 1 races, however only the results from the 50 days of 2nd division racing will be taken in consideration for promotion/relegation.
Third division: will comprise of and Pro Continental and Continental teams. Pro Conti teams could access to HC or 1.1 and 2.1 races, while Conti teams will only be able to race 1.2 and 2.2 races. All third division points will be taken from races in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania Tours.

All the three divisions will have relegations and promotions (no number of teams given as yet)

 :D

Sounds like pro conti can't get wildcards to div 1 and 2 events, ASO is going to be upset if they can't invite more freely than that I think. So next years WT and the 6 best pro conti teams, this would really hurt cycling. Cost of a div 2 team compared to a pro conti team would be high and pro conti would be useless without invites to big races, meaning every year some crap team would be moved up and a div 2 team move down. Hence one of the div 2 spots would be wasted on an uncompetitive team always. Also if 2 teams is relegated the chance of moving down from div 1 to 2 would be huge, honestly why do the UCI think they need to use the same NOT working aproach that soccer and f1 is using, their ranking system where season long success is the goal makes certain games and races pointless to even watch, if this happens I hope someody sets up a pirate league. I really want to see what ranking they would give different races, is Omloop Het Niewsblad HC or 2nd div?
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