Track and road races are very different animals.
On the track, you get to see your heroes whiz round and round, time again, and a full view of the race.
Having been to watch various tours over the years, I know that you wait all day for a breif glimpse, then it's over and done with.
Would a hybrid of the two work, and capitalise on Olympic Legacy and a general upsurge in cycling sport interest, if the road boys and girsl took to the track ?
There are a variety of decent car racing tracks in this country (Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Silverstone etc) with wide smooth road surfaces, corners and (not very steep I grant you) inclines, full facilities and easy spectator access.
Would anybody buy tickets to see a 100 mile race contested by professional teams on a car race track?
You would get to see them at least more than once, you see the start and the finish, and most of the seats at the big tracks come with commentary and big-screen footage for the total picture.
Could be covered for TV as well.
By jove, we could even call it a cycling Grand Prix.
What do you think ?