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Lance, TdF and showbiz(10 posts)

Lance, TdF and showbizcyclopathic
Feb 24, 2003 9:57 AM
this is repost good Saiz's comments on the tour and cycling scroll down. Thanx to Allezcomp for brining it up.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=2003/feb03/feb24news2

So what do you think? Is cycling going NASCRAP and Winston Cup route? with that little monster Leblanc deciding fate of cycling future?
re: Lance, TdF and showbizSpunout
Feb 24, 2003 10:21 AM
Well, there is not any revenue sharing (like NFL). So, the big events like the TDF suck up alot of advertising revenue, pay out less, thus stinking up the business for everybody else.

So what should happen is the pro team union should all boycott the TdF until fixed. Is that going to happen? No. Hopefully, pro cycling won't be a 1 event sport. Too many already skip the world's.

LeBlanc is making himself a fortune though. That usually precipitates change sooner than later (economics, you know).
from the mouth of babesmohair_chair
Feb 24, 2003 10:24 AM
Saiz has been trying to win the Tour for many years now. Every year he seems to show up with what is supposed to be the strongest team in the race, and every year he fails to win. I would think that would make him a little sour on the whole deal. I'm pretty sure John Bruyneel has a different opinion.
not so surecyclopathic
Feb 24, 2003 11:34 AM
Jonah is a smart man. Maybe Saiz is "a little sour" maybe he isn't but he's got the point.

Think:
1) How much does it say about Worlds if World Champion is excluded from TdF?
2) How much does it say about Giro if Giro winners are excluded from TdF?

Vuelta is loosing money they actually had to cut down number of teams this year. Sadly I thought it was better race to watch then TdF. With as much as I enjoy watching TdF I would be disappointed if it were only race left. I can assure you I am not "a little sour" because I can't win it.
..thus by your argument, the TdF loses credibility. Not bad. nmSpunout
Feb 24, 2003 12:26 PM
you said it not mecyclopathic
Feb 24, 2003 12:38 PM
actually it is opposite: everything else looses credibility in comparison and it cannot be good.

second is Lablanc the person to decide cycling future? unlike UCI he isn't even elected.
..true, I wouldn't want the sport to be in one man's hands.nmSpunout
Feb 25, 2003 5:49 AM
re: Lance, TdF and showbizusna00
Feb 24, 2003 8:45 PM
Isn't socialism such a wonderful thing. One event succeeds more than the others, oh, the horror!
socialism?? we're talking about monopoly nmcyclopathic
Feb 25, 2003 6:08 AM
monopoly ......bahhhhusna00
Feb 25, 2003 5:31 PM
To say that we need to slow down the advancement of the Tour for the benefit of other races is simply absurd. Aside from people on this board, most people don't know anything about cycling at all, so we should be thankful for any attention that comes to cycling. Be happy that cycling has been able to capture the oh so brief attention span of people in general. Cycling fans know there are more races than just the Tour, so let it be.......

Do you get funny looks when you walk outside in your cycling gear??? probably....proof that some people just don't appreciate it.

Killing or handicapping one event for the benefit of the others is ridiculous.

Bah