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2003 World Road Cycling Championships(6 posts)

2003 World Road Cycling Championshipsmortaaay
Oct 9, 2002 1:57 PM
An official website for the 2003 Road World Cycling Championships has been launched !
http://www.pacyourbike.com/whats%20happening.htm
re: 2003 World Road Cycling Championshipsdivve
Oct 9, 2002 4:25 PM
Watched the junior mens time trial yesterday. They had a rule that no one was allowed to ride more than 52/14. This was to promote better spinning. 110rpm is what they were aiming for. I'm not sure I understand why the UCI would impose such a regulation. You'd think that it would be something personal between a rider's preference and possibly his trainer's recomendations. Perhaps I didn't get the whole story, but I think if some young guy wants to blow himself up with a 58/11 he should be able to go right ahead. Live and learn I'd say...
It's the same here...Wayne
Oct 10, 2002 4:13 AM
there are gear restrictions for juniors in USCF races as well. I'm not sure what the rational is, maybe to limit speed or someone thinks pushing too big of a gear could injure a junior?
It's the same here too...Spunout
Oct 10, 2002 6:17 AM
In Canada as a Cadet, I was limited to 42-14 (under 16 years) and then 50-14 (16-17). It evens the field when younger guys mature at different rates, and yes, it teaches you how to spin.

I believe in the system.
It's the same here too.(contains today's TT elite men's spoiler)divve
Oct 10, 2002 9:34 AM
...but today Botero proved once again that you can win as a gear masher. He laughed when the Belgium interviewer told him his nickname around here was the Columbian ox :)
excellent! thanks a million-i'm going!(nm)gregario
Oct 9, 2002 4:45 PM