Pro Teams Boycott!

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by RalleighOke, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. RalleighOke

    RalleighOke New Member

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    SACF - IMHO need I say more.

    Pro Teams - Well done for standing up!!
     
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  2. Vo2

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    Pro teams boycotting the Giro spells disaster and won't reflect well on SA cycling. Questions must be asked.
     
  3. RalleighOke

    RalleighOke New Member

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    I agree Vo2 but when it comes down to race organisers and the SACF not willing to share the pro-teams what else are they suppose to do. As much as we would like to dispute it, pro-teams do attract more cyclists to a specific event and I feel that if the pro-teams are commited to splitting their teams in two and sending them to 2 different events, the better for cycling. More people attending a race means that the race can be a success and continue for years to come. It's not a nice way to do things but yeah, sometimes you need to get dirty..My only wish is that we as recreational cyclists (who make up the bigger part of the race) can also stand up to the injustice being done to us.

    PS: The Germiston Century paid big bucks to the Belgotex race organisers to have guys from HSBC there.

    Luckilly, the matter was sorted out and all the teams are attending to the Giro. D Lill even won the first stage, and he is from one of the teams that might have boycotted the race.
     
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