Sea Otter Boycott in 2004?

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by The Real Deal, Apr 12, 2003.

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  1. Just finished the SOC "elite stage race" - word around the campfire is that several big name teams
    are boycotting the event in 2004. Not sure how this affects Redlands though. Several reasons were
    mentioned:

    1) Ridiculously dangerous stage 1 - open course to cars, narrow streets, parked cars, inept
    policework on "rolling enclosure" (not one sign on the race course indicating a race was taking
    place, nor were residents told not to park on the course).

    2) Poor management - this has gone on for a few years but most have given them the benefit of the
    doubt as they are running dozens and dozens of events. Items mentioned were slow results, last
    minute course changes, poor race support.

    3) Prize Money - The purse is among the smallest on the tour - insultingly small to some (15th
    place gets $4).
     
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