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MADNESS at the TOUR of Korea

stringfellow1946stringfellow1946 Posts: 4
edited May 2012 in Pro race
WHAT THE FCUK is going on in the Tour of Korea someone at the UCI needs to answer os serious questions.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/04/ ... ort_215643

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  • Ringo 68Ringo 68 Posts: 441
    Unbelievable report.

    How can this s**t happen in professional sport? :x
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  • LightningLightning Posts: 360
    What the hell o.o
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,509
    Lost for words.
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  • symosymo Posts: 1,743
    Ringo 68 wrote:
    Unbelievable report.

    How can this s**t happen in professional sport? :x

    Because the governing body bases itself in a country known for its lack of transparency in accounting and auditing of so called organisations. Therefore if enough money is paid to the right persons then rules can be ignored at will.

    How about the UCI does this from now on.

    1) Publicly details it's accounts right down to the expenses each individual claims.
    2) Makes it's governing body elected not from the same has beens who have allowed the sport to get into the state it is; but to be voted on by all those people who have memberships to a national body (ie even the lowest joining rung of British Cycling Bronze).
    3) All persons within the UCI to be made to stand for re-election every 4 years, with the president unable to stand for consecutive terms.

    As it is our governing body is a farce. They have been proven to accept money then 'lose' it, which in my opinion is much the same as taking a bribe.

    The other alternative is for the bike companies getting increasingly annoyed with the UCI's scuppering of innovation to form a breakaway body that enshrines the above three rules in writing.
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  • BikingBernieBikingBernie Posts: 2,163
    So much for the 'globalisation' of pro bike racing. Personally, I think that the sport would be best left in the hands of the traditional European 'mafia' cycling nations, whatever fat Pat thinks.
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Oh my goodness, this is awful.

    Any word on how David McCann is?
  • DF33DF33 Posts: 732
    Not having a thumb (if it ends up that way) is a major issue holding the bars really esp if on the drops and braking. He'll adapt but lets hope it doesn't come to that.

    Cyclists, it seems, are expendable in everyones' eyes, from commuters through to world pro's. really sad isn't it.
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  • andrewjosephandrewjoseph Posts: 2,165
    :-(

    hope everyone heals well.
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  • xixangxixang Posts: 328
    symo wrote:
    Ringo 68 wrote:
    Unbelievable report.

    How can this s**t happen in professional sport? :x

    Because the governing body bases itself in a country known for its lack of transparency in accounting and auditing of so called organisations. Therefore if enough money is paid to the right persons then rules can be ignored at will

    +1

    apparently, if enough money is paid then they don't care about rules, regs or indeed rider safety, or so it would seem
  • majormantramajormantra Posts: 2,094
    Christ. If I were a team manager I'd withdraw my riders. Not worth the risk of competing in an event run as badly as that.
  • OffTheBackAdamOffTheBackAdam Posts: 1,914
    Should be a mass withdrawl by all teams and a complete boycott of the event in the future, unless the race organisation is independantly auditted.
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  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Tusher wrote:
    Oh my goodness, this is awful.

    Any word on how David McCann is?

    From his teams Facebook page, it appears that at least the nerve damage isn't as bad a first appears.
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Thanks for this Dan.
    Any accident is bad enough, but this just seems so...so...........pointless because it could have been avoided.
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Tusher wrote:
    Thanks for this Dan.
    Any accident is bad enough, but this just seems so...so...........pointless because it could have been avoided.


    Stickbottle.com has an update on McCann - along with an icky photo of the injury.
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    LangerDan wrote:
    Tusher wrote:
    Thanks for this Dan.
    Any accident is bad enough, but this just seems so...so...........pointless because it could have been avoided.


    Stickbottle.com has an update on McCann - along with an icky photo of the injury.

    Oh... my... god... that is horrendous :shock:

    Best of luck to the guy, because that must be terrifying.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    I didn't think I was the squeamish type, but that made me wince.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,595
    Sounds like a complete farce. With this and the car incident in the Tour last year plus some very ropey team car driving at Flanders this year surely there should be some kind of accreditation / licencing for drivers and moto pilots on bike races as an absolute minimum? Give minor driving infringements a yellow card and bad ones a red card, if people's livelihood depends on driving in bike races they will hopefully be a bit more cautious to keep their licence.

    Surely the UCI has a duty of care to ensure the race provides adequate medical support? They must be at risk of getting sued for negligence in this situation, I'm just glad that the outcome wasn't even worse!!
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,388
    I was reading that and becoming madder and madder. I mean, WTF is going on!? Some dude with a "Doctor" badge who apparently hasn't the faintest clue what he's doing, motorcyclists crashing into riders, insufficient medical cover...

    Fuck1ng joke.

    This oughta be the last ever Tour of Korea.
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