2023 UCI World's - Non-Spoiler Thread

pblakeney
pblakeney Posts: 26,530
edited August 2023 in Pro race
Just in case some want idle chit chat without spoilers.
The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
I am not sure. You have no chance.
Veronese68 wrote:
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 14,186
    This will be the perfect place to ask questions such as "Where should I watch the track sprint final on catch up from?"
    "Skip the first two laps"
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,530
    That was my thinking.
    Actually, it was the complete opposite but the result is the same. ;)
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,195
    edited August 2023
    Just started the women's DH final. Do they ever sort out the timing screens?

    Edit: And some actual coverage? Rather than the start and very end of run
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,358
    Yes, it goes to live after the Brits have done their runs.
  • Just been at the Velodrome for the morning session, great venue and atmosphere, interestingly as we left the venue the crowds were leaving Parkhead after a Celtic match, they had won, so a happy crowd 😄
  • Going to try and catch RR as it leaves Edinburgh, then over to Glasgow for the town centre circuits, tomorrow.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,530
    Keeping an eye on the weather before committing to plans.
    Bloody thing keeps changing. :s
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    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • We will be taking waterproofs, it is Scotland, never go anywhere without some 😄
  • Forecast looks not too bad, maybe showers about 1pm
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,530
    Race delay means time to kill in Glasgow.
    Oh well, pie, a pint and a nip at the Pot Still it is.
    The protesters are simply adding to my enjoyment.
    Pity as the sun is currently shining.
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    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • We had time to queue for a go on the turbo in the Shimano tent and get a wee cowbell
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,530
    Must admit to being jealous of those with the foresight to be kitted out with their bikes and ride the circuit on closed roads after the finish.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • We are going over again on Sunday for the Women's Elite race, know the good spots now.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,358
    What are people's thoughts on the format of the super championships? I'm not sure I like it, there is just too much going on so if you like all the aspects of cycling it is very hard to keep on top of it compared to having individual events for the different disciplines.
  • andyrac
    andyrac Posts: 1,145
    I think it's worth them trying something new, especially as it's only once every four years. If it doesn't work out, then maybe knock it on the head. Even though the next one is planned in 4 years....

    I'm hoping it's brought more attention to the non road disciplines which don't get a look in from the media. I mean, the men's Downhill was on BBC1 on Saturday afternoon....that's not happening for a normal MTB Worlds, and got a report in the Guardian.
    All Road/ Gravel: tbcWinter: tbcMTB: tbcRoad: tbc"Look at the time...." "he's fallen like an old lady on a cruise ship..."
  • andytee87
    andytee87 Posts: 410
    edited August 2023
    Think it's a good idea, especially only 1 in 4 years. Possibly makes it more appealing for fans as well if you can combine seeing a few disciplines.

    Shouldn't be any more frequent in my opinion as it obviously limits host cities/regions & also there have been clashes between track and road events for some, plus after raving about riders continuing with multiple disciplines this makes it more difficult.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 14,186
    Same thoughts here, it works if broadcasters go all in like the Olympics, brings eyes to neglected disciplines.

    I like that para events are on the same program as the rest of the track, there's been genuine excitement and joy in front of a far wider audience.

    Not managed to see any mtb or bmx or indoor cycling yet though, it also suffers from having too much on.
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  • I like having a load on. It's made it easier to watch a range of different events with my eldest. Being in the school hols helps in that regard.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 14,186

    I like having a load on. It's made it easier to watch a range of different events with my eldest. Being in the school hols helps in that regard.

    I'm genuinely not sure if any of the mtb or bmx has been available here. We'll probably get the mtb ocx, including the juniors (because of Albert Philipsen)
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  • BBC have most of the major things on the iPlayer, if you've got a way around borders
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 19,280
    edited August 2023
    Wrong thread too
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 19,280
    edited August 2023
    Wrong thread too
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,286
    edited August 2023
    Wrong thread sorry
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,659
    Much better time of year for the worlds. Mad trying to force Tour riders to find another peak deep into the year.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,530
    It’s good that the winners get a chance to wear the jersey for a few races before the winter shut down too.
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  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,103
    Bbc sports - look at cycling and a story on Pantani is higher on the list than 4 gb golds.
    (Im not that bothered about GB performance btw)
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,306
    edited August 2023
    I think it's a great idea, especially if only every 4 years (I guess they would struggle for venues to hold all of them together every year).

    Being able to go up to Glentress and see all the MTB stuff and pros out and about doing their recons then go over to Glasgow to watch the road race was fantastic (even if we did not book the trip with that in mind).
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,577
    I certainly think it's a good idea every 4 years. I've really liked the "mini-olympics" feel to it and I'm regretting not making more of it and going up to watch.

    The only reason I wouldn't fancy it more often is the limitations on how varied all the courses could be. That said it looks like they're planning on somewhere in the desert soon so quite how that will work with the MTB I don't know...
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  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,766
    Do we know where the location for this all in one event will be in 2027?
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  • andyrac
    andyrac Posts: 1,145
    Haute-Savoie, France.
    All Road/ Gravel: tbcWinter: tbcMTB: tbcRoad: tbc"Look at the time...." "he's fallen like an old lady on a cruise ship..."