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Race News 2022: Rumours, Dates, Parcours and Wildcards
« on: September 30, 2021, 09:08 »
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1443457807836123139

Tour Down Under and Cadel Evans both cancelled (again).

What odds the World Championships gets canned as well?
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    https://twitter.com/TourofUtah/status/1473703232119713809

    The CN article about it did make me laugh at one point.

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    Medalist Sports has administered numerous major races in the US including the Tour of California, USA Pro Challenge, Tour de Georgia and Tour of Missouri.

    Can you see what links all these races? :-x :lol

    Reading the Georgia wiki you get a strange sense of deja vu.

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    On 14 November 2008, the directors of the Tour de Georgia announced that the 2009 race would be canceled, but that the race planned to return in 2010.[3] The reason given was a lack of sponsorship, which had caused the Tour to seek some reductions in 2008 bills.[4] The 2010 event was also cancelled for financial reasons, although the race's backers were aiming for the race to return in 2011.[5] As of July 2012, the race has not been revived.

    I don't fancy the chances of the Maryland Cycling Classic sticking around long.
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    Can you see what links all these races? :-x :lol
    Has any UCI race in the US been around long?

    There are races like Redlands, Cascade, Gila, or Joe Martin that are doing alright and have been for decades, but they are in that Pro/Am category that's occasionally a 2.2, but normally not on the UCI calendar.

    Among the pro races, Utah has been the longest-lived, having started in 2004, before the Tour of California (2006-2019), and being cancelled only due to Covid the last two years.
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    First WT wildcards of the year: Volta a Catalunya

    •   #burgos Burgos – BH
    •   #cajarural Caja Rural – Seguros RGA
    •   #kern Equipo Kern Pharma
    •   #euskaltel Euskaltel – Euskadi
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    •   #arkea Team Arkéa – Samsic
    •   #unox UNO-X Pro Cycling Team

    Looks like #alpecin Alpecin (like last year)* decided not to be interested in this

    *Edit: little mistake there. Last year they accepted the wildcard, but didn't start due to covid cases
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    #alpecin #arkea #bbhotels #total will probably be the Tour wildcards too.
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    #alpecin #arkea #bbhotels #total will probably be the Tour wildcards too.

    probably, yeah. Not so sure about #bbhotels. They are French... but that's about it.
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    probably, yeah. Not so sure about #bbhotels. They are French... but that's about it.
    They did get a wildcard last year, and once you're 'in' with the ASO ...

    If we want to speculate, you could argue that their 2021 wildcard was due to the Bretagne Grand Départ, and since 2022 has its Grand Départ in Denmark, they'll invite #unox this time. :shh
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    well, yeah, and although he never has delivered on WT level, with Coquard they at least had a somewhat promising French sprinter in their ranks, and one of the most active breakaway riders of the 2020 edition (Pacher) - both are gone now.

    Now they basically need to rely on Bonnamour, super-combatif in 2021, and Rolland, who won two stages sth like 10 years ago. But as #unox has never even done a WT stage race yet... it may indeed be enough.
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    Uno-X are getting invited to everything!
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