Carlo Algatrensig

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Re: 2020 the road map for cycling
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2013, 22:58 »
Last time I checked, we are partly down this 'global development' route, and instead of the brisk spectacle that we would get as a result of the WT points competition, with growing numbers of teams and sponsors slugging it out for much sought after guaranteed WT spots, we can't even get enough teams on the road willing to acquire such a license, and for once, having earned WT points also means nada in the musical chair transfer circus that it unleashes on all of us each year. And it gaves us Beijing. Stop laughing please.

The problem with the global development of the sport is that it would need teams with truly global sponsors for it to make any sense. Unless the WT races like Beijing and the Canadian Races get proper coverage in their home markets why would team really want to race them. What is the point of compelling a team like FDJ to ride in beijing when no one gives a crap about the race as it gets little or no coverage back in france when it is ridden at the same time as Paris-Tours which would be a far more important race to the sponsor but considered of less importance to the UCi and the globalization agenda.
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