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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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.

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rareposter wrote: 15 Apr 2024, 6:26pm Women's Tour is back on:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/road/ ... t-begins-0
Only four days while the men get six. Is British Cycling enjoying putting them back in their place, eh?
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mjr wrote: 15 Apr 2024, 9:48pm
rareposter wrote: 15 Apr 2024, 6:26pm Women's Tour is back on:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/road/ ... t-begins-0
Only four days while the men get six. Is British Cycling enjoying putting them back in their place, eh?
I'm hardly a Big Cheerleader for BC, but I suspect it's BC doing the best they can do in the time.
In the long term the 4 days against 6 isn't good enough, but sounds to be the case that it's 4 days more than might have been on the table for this year so short term at least seems not unreasonable to be thankful for anything 🤷‍♂️

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I must admit I never really bothered with the Tour of Britain, it always came across across as a third rate show to me. The Tour in Yorkshire on the other hand was fantastic 😍
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