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should the UCI get rid of the radios?(4 posts)

should the UCI get rid of the radios?pukka
Jul 19, 2002 4:53 AM
and make the racing more interesting
I don't think so,TJeanloz
Jul 19, 2002 7:01 AM
What about radios makes the race uninteresting?

I think it's more interesting, because the directors sportif are able to relay their tactics to their riders, and are much better able to have their cards played the way they'd like them to be.
Lance probably switches to music when he's all alone...mr_spin
Jul 19, 2002 7:36 AM
The radios don't always work. They have limited range and have reception problems in the mountains. The race doesn't become any more interesting when that happens.
I agreeDougSloan
Jul 19, 2002 10:57 AM
I think it would be better to leave all the strategy up to the riders, or at least require a domestique to return to the team car and "run the play" back into the huddle. Then again, quarterbacks don't always call their own plays.

I'd prefer less technology involved. Having to cover a break because you have no idea how far up they really are, or who might be in it, might make better racing.

Doug