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  • sps12321

    This is a great 1st step. Now just need a protocol for unanticipated problems

  • Larry Theobald

    While the UCI and bike industry tells us we can buy stuff “just like the pros use” – and that it’s the most advanced clothing, bikes, tires, components, power information…blah, blah, blah….but now conditions that guys riding 20+ pound steel bikes with dicey brakes while dressed in soggy wool clothing used to deal with regularly will be judged be too difficult?

    • Jessy Vee

      Guys that rode 20+ pound steel bikes with dicey brakes whilst dressed in soggy wool clothing WITH NO HELMETS used to drive about in old clapped out cars with dicey brakes and no seat belts. Just because they used to do it in the old days, it doesn’t mean that it’s safe to do now. One would argue that our advances in technology have made us more intelligent about needlessly risking our lives. These riders are not wimps because they are concerned about riding safely through snow/storms/heatwaves – hell, most still get up after a crash at 60km/h+ with their clothing ripped and their skin still stuck to the ground. But you’ve also got to wonder whether the weather was as extreme in ‘the old days’, and would turn as quickly… Or if they just didn’t really know what to expect, and so plowed on anyway.

  • Derek Maher

    Well it stands to reason extreme snow or ice or floods would or should stop any stage. Apart from that I cannot see any other likely weather event that would effect a stage in Europe.Of course TV coverage time tables also have a huge influence and sponsers pay a lot to see their names on TV.
    It would be a shame though if Health and Safety issues reduce the tours to the boredom of F1 viewing.


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