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

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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I think it's down to race information and rider lists not being very reliably available  26

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drheaton [3318 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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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!!

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Dapper Giles [69 posts] 2 years ago
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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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mooleur [537 posts] 2 years ago
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Good ones for next year would be the tour and also la course (the 5 million laps around le champs)  1

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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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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mooleur [537 posts] 2 years ago
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Yay!  4

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giff77 [1258 posts] 2 years ago
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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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NeilG83 [302 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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northstar [1108 posts] 2 years ago
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It will fill a gap i guess, can't see any reason why not. (waits for troll, sexist jibes...) ; )

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leortp [66 posts] 2 years ago
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GKAM - (provisional) rider list here - http://womenstour.co.uk/files/documents/WT2014_RiderList.pdf

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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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.  20 20

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mooleur [537 posts] 2 years ago
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Ah that's a shame! Oh well maybe next year, it'll be bigger and more epic by then too  1

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

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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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?

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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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  45 You're usually the voice of reason here  39

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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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?  45

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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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?

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mooleur [537 posts] 2 years ago
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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.

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Dapper Giles [69 posts] 2 years ago
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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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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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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....  21

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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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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!  1 Details, please...  4

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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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  45 You're usually the voice of reason here  39

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?

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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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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enrique [2349 posts] 2 years ago
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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?  45

Did Dave ever tell you why?...

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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Because we set out the races at the start of the season and that was it.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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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?

replyquote. posted by Suthisan [9 posts]
23rd April 2014 - 15:52

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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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?

replyquote. posted by Suthisan [9 posts]
23rd April 2014 - 15:52

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 2 years ago
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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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Simon E [2851 posts] 2 years ago
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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  1 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.