Stuff the Tour of Britain

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Re: Stuff the Tour of Britain

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TrevA wrote: 7 Feb 2024, 3:10pm The Rutland Classic is a race in its own right, it’s not a replacement for anything. It’s been going for over 20 years now.
And the Wincanton classic last happened over 25 ago. If that had continued, I doubt the Rutland would have had the same interest, not been able to claim classic without it being a joke like some others.
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Re: Stuff the Tour of Britain

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mjr wrote: 7 Feb 2024, 3:53pm
TrevA wrote: 7 Feb 2024, 3:10pm The Rutland Classic is a race in its own right, it’s not a replacement for anything. It’s been going for over 20 years now.
And the Wincanton classic last happened over 25 ago. If that had continued, I doubt the Rutland would have had the same interest, not been able to claim classic without it being a joke like some others.
The Wincanton (which became the Leeds and then the Rochester Classic), and the Rutland are aimed at different classes of riders. The Wincanton was always a top level pro race attracting World Tour riders, the Rutland has never been a top level pro race, even though it’s listed on the UCI calendar, it has only ever had lower level continental teams riding.

There’s no agreed definition of what a “Classic” race is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classic_cycle_races
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