View Full Version : pro tour done?

04-01-2006, 08:09 AM

04-01-2006, 08:32 AM
I think it is a good thing. Someone had to yield, as there was the risk of championships splintering all over the place like is the case with boxing. With cooler heads and with a well-intended approach a better system could be worked out in due time. imho

04-01-2006, 08:42 AM
UMMM its April 1st..........

look further down, HED builds a stone wheel.

04-01-2006, 08:49 AM
UMMM its April 1st..........

look further down, HED builds a stone wheel.

04-01-2006, 08:55 AM
. . . is a big HED fan. I'm sure he'll have a pair of these in time for Nottrott weekend! ;)


Bruce K
04-01-2006, 09:55 AM
I already got 'em, but there was a QC problem and now they are gravel. :rolleyes:


04-01-2006, 11:17 AM

"We're doing away with the ProTour and Continental Tour points systems completely. They're too unequal and they're too hard. Instead, we're introducing a more egalitarian system whereby each rider gets a point when they receive a licence. They keep that point throughout the season, unless sanctioned, and we tally everyone's points up at the end to see who really is the best cyclist in the world.

"To make it easier for us, and the cycling following public, we have placed a restriction on the number of points that a rider can score in races. It's still work in progress, but we decided that it was only fair that no points be awarded at all, because not all riders have access to the best races. I like this approach - it's simple and impartial."


04-01-2006, 11:41 AM
. . . has a tech report from Leonard Zinn on the new wheels . . .


So they MUST be for real. Leonard wouldn't lie, would he? :rolleyes: