2016 UCI Road World Championships

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2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby biker jk » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:02 am

I watched the women's TTT live on the UCI youtube channel last night. The heat in Doha was causing mayhem with numerous riders suffering from exhaustion and I watched a terrible crash (see below).

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/racing/anouska-koster-suffers-big-crash-womens-team-time-trial-video-289117

I also heard that it took 20 minutes for distressed riders to receive medical assistance.

http://nos.nl/artikel/2136793-hitte-drijft-wielrensters-tot-wanhoop-en-woede-het-slaat-nergens-op.html

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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby Chris249 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:37 pm

The lack of spectators made Doha look eerie. The apparent heatstroke or whatever it was for Koster looked terrible. A very bad advertisement for Qatar and for the UCI.
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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby Derny Driver » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:44 pm

UCI is getting hammered for putting CASH before rider safety. There is talk the mens road race may be reduced to 100km due to heat. FFS everyone knew Qatar was a desert before they gave them the World Champs.
Like FIFA who gave the soccer world cup to that god-forsaken hole, the UCI are now being called corrupt.
Who would have thought?

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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby AndrewCowley » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:57 pm

When is the men's road race?

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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby biker jk » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:00 pm

AndrewCowley wrote:When is the men's road race?


October 16

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/uci-road-world-championships-2016/stages/

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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby find_bruce » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:07 pm

The more difficult question is "how far is the men's road race?"

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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby kb » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:21 am

October 16 is full moon. Maybe they could run it at night?
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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby biker jk » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:21 pm

Derny Driver wrote:UCI is getting hammered for putting CASH before rider safety. There is talk the mens road race may be reduced to 100km due to heat. FFS everyone knew Qatar was a desert before they gave them the World Champs.
Like FIFA who gave the soccer world cup to that god-forsaken hole, the UCI are now being called corrupt.
Who would have thought?


I just read that Qatar paid the UCI around 10m euros to host the world championships, almost double the usual amount. :roll:

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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby fat and old » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:10 am

Nice sook from Cavendish. Again. :lol:

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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby MichaelB » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:58 pm

Watched a bit of the Mens RR. Was surprised when I saw a large group of spectators cheering them on in a corner.

Then the shot p[anned back and they were all wearing the same pants ... :roll:

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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby GAV!N » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:40 pm

I thought it was a great race considering my low expectations. Belgians did a great job, but then also I thought threw it away at the end. They never had a chance in the sprint and thought they would have at least tried to play a different card instead of just continuing to destroy themselves on the front.

Anyone in that front group was a deserving winner. Sagan showed he is a true champ. Winning 2 years in a row on completely different course styles.

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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby AndrewCowley » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:56 am

I found it boring. If it's gonna be a bunch sprint then I want all the top sprinters there. Not taking anything away from Sagan or any of the guys who managed to stay in the lead group.

Pity also that the TV coverage started after the big split occurred.

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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby MichaelB » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:32 pm

Great result but a pretty naff race to watch.

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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby ForkinGreat » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:09 pm

fat and old wrote:Nice sook from Cavendish. Again. :lol:


+1. Go suck the fart out of a dead seagull, Cavendish! :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:57 am

I enjoyed it and can't criticise the location. It is hot and different to riding conditions elsewhere but it was a well marked course and riders knew in advance what the conditions and temperatures would be like. Having the variation is important.

I get it that there were not many spectators, it is hot and people spend time indoors plus the roads were closed and car access restricted. The course led riders through many newly developed parts of doha which I found intriguing - the level of new development and construction is mind-blowing.

I watch the women's race which I personally found more exciting in the build up to the sprint, however could anticipate the results of the mens race.

With the Matt Keenan commentary, I was interested in the 'water bottle squirt' incident from the German Degonkolb who was pictured as a poor sportsman. However more of the story was revealed later that the belgium riders where moving to the front of the chase group, then sitting up and slowing down which is both dangerous and unfair. Of course they can position themself to limit the effectiveness of a chase our counter-attack but when the action is disruptive, then it is too much.

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Re: 2016 UCI Road World Championships

Postby jamesoppenheim » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:03 pm

The lack of people in Doha was terrible. I understand that the UCI need to keep people happy and try and expand the sport. However, it makes watching the race borking and takes away the special nature of the race. Not sure any of the riders wanted to be there.

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