How about adding the Women's Tour to the Fantasy Cycling?

by djpalmer32   April 29, 2014  

You've got the Women's World Cup, so why not the Women's Tour

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I think it's down to race information and rider lists not being very reliably available Nerd

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
29th April 2014 - 12:26

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It was under consideration but I believe the reasons it wasn't included were that the race itself is brand new and unknown to us and that women's racing has only been added this year so those running the women's comp were assessing how it went before adding in more races like the Women's Tour and/or Giro Donne.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
29th April 2014 - 12:26

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Why not add the FIFA World Cup too...it's got about just as much to do with the game as the Women's Tour!!

posted by ray silvester [1859 posts]
29th April 2014 - 14:09

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ray silvester wrote:
Why not add the FIFA World Cup too...it's got about just as much to do with the game as the Women's Tour!!

Yeah ... I often confuse footballs and bicycles.
Thanks for clearing that up.

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posted by Dapper Giles [58 posts]
29th April 2014 - 14:17

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Good ones for next year would be the tour and also la course (the 5 million laps around le champs) Smile

Merlin Cycles women's race team ~ http://www.merlincycles.com
Manx nerd peddler ~ http://mooleur.blogspot.com

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
29th April 2014 - 14:33

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ERM....who said it wasn't coming??

I want to do it, and the womens worlds...Its up to Dave..

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
29th April 2014 - 14:45

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Yay! Big Grin

Merlin Cycles women's race team ~ http://www.merlincycles.com
Manx nerd peddler ~ http://mooleur.blogspot.com

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
29th April 2014 - 15:19

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ray silvester wrote:
Why not add the FIFA World Cup too...it's got about just as much to do with the game as the Women's Tour!!

Gonna go far with the all inclusiveness approach there ray. Or are you just out doing some baiting.

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posted by giff77 [1068 posts]
29th April 2014 - 15:44

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Adding the women's tour is an excellent idea. It's a top ranked UCI event and the media coverage will probably be better than most of the World Cup events.

posted by NeilG83 [260 posts]
29th April 2014 - 15:48

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GKAM - (provisional) rider list here - http://womenstour.co.uk/files/documents/WT2014_RiderList.pdf

posted by leortp [68 posts]
30th April 2014 - 10:55

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Yup, I know all about the start list.

Unfortunately, I fired Dave an email. We won't be adding the womens tour this season. Crying Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
30th April 2014 - 11:07

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Ah that's a shame! Oh well maybe next year, it'll be bigger and more epic by then too Smile

Just looked at the in depth lineup on velouk - HOLY SH!T that's a wheelgasm of a race.

Merlin Cycles women's race team ~ http://www.merlincycles.com
Manx nerd peddler ~ http://mooleur.blogspot.com

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
30th April 2014 - 11:54

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Dapper Giles wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
Why not add the FIFA World Cup too...it's got about just as much to do with the game as the Women's Tour!!

Yeah ... I often confuse footballs and bicycles.
Thanks for clearing that up.

same with men and women?

posted by ray silvester [1859 posts]
30th April 2014 - 12:44

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ray silvester wrote:
same with men and women?

I laughed so hard, ray! Anyways, your last few comments seem so much unlike you I've caught myself wondering if your account got hijacked Waiting You're usually the voice of reason here Thinking

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
30th April 2014 - 13:09

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Gkam84 wrote:
We won't be adding the womens tour this season.(

That's stunning. Why? Too much hassle to set up? No sponsors? Waiting

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
30th April 2014 - 13:10

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Just can't see why the ladies races would be any part of the game.....if this were a Fantasy Football site would we suddenly be expected to pick players from say Doncaster Belles or Leeds Ladies?

posted by ray silvester [1859 posts]
30th April 2014 - 13:16

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ray silvester wrote:
Just can't see why the ladies races would be any part of the game.....if this were a Fantasy Football site would we suddenly be expected to pick players from say Doncaster Belles or Leeds Ladies?

You're not expected to, if you don't want to play the women's races you're not forced to.

There are plenty of fantasy women's football games around for those that actually want to play them.

Same with basketball, hockey etc - it's just a question of whether or not you want to play them. Just because it's not necessarily AS popular doesn't mean it doesn't deserve a platform.

Merlin Cycles women's race team ~ http://www.merlincycles.com
Manx nerd peddler ~ http://mooleur.blogspot.com

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
30th April 2014 - 13:38

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ray silvester wrote:
Dapper Giles wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
Why not add the FIFA World Cup too...it's got about just as much to do with the game as the Women's Tour!!

Yeah ... I often confuse footballs and bicycles.
Thanks for clearing that up.

same with men and women?

Only once.

A cyclist is a cyclist to me though.

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posted by Dapper Giles [58 posts]
30th April 2014 - 13:46

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ray silvester wrote:
Just can't see why the ladies races would be any part of the game.....if this were a Fantasy Football site would we suddenly be expected to pick players from say Doncaster Belles or Leeds Ladies?

It is called fantasy cycling, not mens fantasy cycling.

You do know the females actually cycle.... Laughing

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
30th April 2014 - 13:52

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Dapper Giles wrote:
I often confuse footballs and bicycles. Thanks for clearing that up.

ray silvester wrote:
same with men and women?

Dapper Giles wrote:
Only once.

Ha ha ha! Good one! Smile Details, please... Big Grin

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
30th April 2014 - 16:47

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enrique wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
same with men and women?

I laughed so hard, ray! Anyways, your last few comments seem so much unlike you I've caught myself wondering if your account got hijacked Waiting You're usually the voice of reason here Thinking

Yeah I know....my reasonable head made me include it in the Forum's Scorum's league at least.....my unreasonable head is calling for the Under 12's local criteriums to be included!!

I appreciate that female cycling is a serious sport but even it's most fervent supoorters must admit that there has been a problem with either startlists or results in every race so far?

posted by ray silvester [1859 posts]
3rd May 2014 - 11:57

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I've had no issue with start lists nor results apart from the first race of the world cup so far.

Infact, I already have provisionals for the next race on the 30th May

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
3rd May 2014 - 12:45

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Gkam84 wrote:
We won't be adding the womens tour this season.(

enrique wrote:
That's stunning. Why? Too much hassle to set up? No sponsors? Waiting

Did Dave ever tell you why?...

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
3rd May 2014 - 13:11

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Because we set out the races at the start of the season and that was it.

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
3rd May 2014 - 14:13

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Gkam84 wrote:
I've had no issue with start lists nor results apart from the first race of the world cup so far.

Infact, I already have provisionals for the next race on the 30th May

Quote lifted directly from La Fleche Wallone Feminine thread

Did Marianne Vos actually compete today? According to Le Tour, she neither started nor finished the race....? What's up?

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23rd April 2014 - 15:52

posted by ray silvester [1859 posts]
4th May 2014 - 11:03

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That was because Le Tour had her listed as guy, along with another rider. But Road.cc had no issues. She was in the startlist and scored points.

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posted by Gkam84 [9040 posts]
4th May 2014 - 13:32

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Here's a post on how to follow the Women's Tour, 7th-11th May :

http://prowomenscycling.com/2014/05/04/womens-tour-of-britain-2014-live/

Lots of links Smile and it's even on the telly! Will have to set the recorder box.

CW devoted some pages to it in this week's issue, would be good if road.cc could do a feature and keep us informed.

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posted by Simon E [2062 posts]
5th May 2014 - 9:15

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