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With SA still very much in the first wave of Cov 19 (sickness and death),the second wave (financial destruction of middle to lower class) is going to hit us far worse.

Just wondering what the future holds for many pro cycling teams.

If you look around you how many people are already getting retrenched or out on unpaid leave,I can’t see how it’s not going to effect sponsorship.

 

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It is a very stressful time for the professionals and their their backroom staff.

 

The Tour de France is the biggest show of them all. ASO has a deadline for 15 May whether it will a given a green light or not.

Stakeholders, especially the town mayors, are anxious.

 

‘Behind closed doors’ is a major talking point

 

These are intense times.

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All sports are struggling big time - 

 

USA Rugby just filed for Chapter 11.

Premiership rugby cut wages 25% across the board.

Barcelona FA players agreed to huge wage cut.

All Blacks training staff have taken pay cut.

Aussie Rules players agreed big (50%) wage cut.

Read somewhere about a charity appeal for lower-ranked tennis players.

 

The list goes on and on and on...

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I think this is a good time to have a good, solid look at the sportsing model and how it fits (or doesn't) in with regular society.

 

I cannot and will not ever see how 1 person can be paid 250 000 Euro a week to kick a ball.

 

Professional sports has ballooned it's own global economy way beyond sustainable levels.

 

Almost no clubs at the top level run at an even balance, never mind in the black. Sponsors get huge tax rebates, otherwise there would be none. Television rights rule the show and we all lap it up day in day out.

 

There is so much 'high end' sport on the weekend it's ridiculous. 

 

I get the fan base, I get the economics, I get the growth, but I think after this world wide sport shutdown, people will see that they don't need the IPL, they don't need 567 rugby matches etc to keep them entertained.

 

I couldn't care about player pay cuts or whether all the sport gets cancelled. I reckon there are 50000 people per 1 glorified sportser in a far worse position during all of this who probably studied and performs as well comparatively in their now defunct position at work.

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Whoah ????

The UCI presents

Let’s see how it all unfolds:

 

-1st August: Strade Bianche (Italy)

 

-5-9 August: Tour de Pologne (Poland)

 

-8 August: Milano-Sanremo (Italy)

 

-12-16 August: Critérium du Dauphiné (France)

 

-16 August: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (Great Britain)

 

-25 August: Bretagne Classic - Ouest-France (France)

 

-29 August -20 September : Tour de France (France)

 

-7-14 September: Tirreno-Adriatico (Italy)

 

-11 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (Canada)

 

-13 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (Canada)

 

-29 September -3 October: BinckBank Tour

 

-30 September: La Flèche Wallonne (Belgium)

 

-3-25 October: Giro d'Italia (Italy)

 

-4 October: Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Belgium)

 

-10 October: Amstel Gold Race (the Netherlands)

 

-11 October: Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields (Belgium)

 

-14 October: A Travers la Flandre (Belgium)

 

-15-20 October: Gree - Tour of Guangxi (China)

 

-18 October: Tour des Flandres (Belgium)

 

-20 October - 8 November: Vuelta Ciclista a España (Spain)

 

-21 October: Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne (Belgium)

 

-25 October: Paris-Roubaix (France)

 

-31 October: Il Lombardia (Italy)

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Whoah [emoji2957]

The UCI presents

Let’s see how it all unfolds:

 

-1st August: Strade Bianche (Italy)

 

-5-9 August: Tour de Pologne (Poland)

 

-8 August: Milano-Sanremo (Italy)

 

-12-16 August: Critérium du Dauphiné (France)

 

-16 August: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (Great Britain)

 

-25 August: Bretagne Classic - Ouest-France (France)

 

-29 August -20 September : Tour de France (France)

 

-7-14 September: Tirreno-Adriatico (Italy)

 

-11 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (Canada)

 

-13 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (Canada)

 

-29 September -3 October: BinckBank Tour

 

-30 September: La Flèche Wallonne (Belgium)

 

-3-25 October: Giro d'Italia (Italy)

 

-4 October: Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Belgium)

 

-10 October: Amstel Gold Race (the Netherlands)

 

-11 October: Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields (Belgium)

 

-14 October: A Travers la Flandre (Belgium)

 

-15-20 October: Gree - Tour of Guangxi (China)

 

-18 October: Tour des Flandres (Belgium)

 

-20 October - 8 November: Vuelta Ciclista a España (Spain)

 

-21 October: Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne (Belgium)

 

-25 October: Paris-Roubaix (France)

 

-31 October: Il Lombardia (Italy)

Well I see the TDF made sure no big races/monuments overlap with them..sigh...far too many big races overlapping with Giro and Vuelta[emoji24]

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With SA still very much in the first wave of Cov 19 (sickness and death),the second wave (financial destruction of middle to lower class) is going to hit us far worse.

Just wondering what the future holds for many pro cycling teams.

If you look around you how many people are already getting retrenched or out on unpaid leave,I can’t see how it’s not going to effect sponsorship.

 

While about 80% of Pro teams in SA dont actually pay riders, its more some basic equipment, entries etc, the future I know is over, not sure why the announcement hasnt happened yet as it would help riders seek out opportunities where possible over this time. 

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Well I see the TDF made sure no big races/monuments overlap with them..sigh...far too many big races overlapping with Giro and Vuelta[emoji24]

Missing races on this calendar is HC, 1. or 2 races. Not sure where they plan on fitting those in.

 

Roubaix in November, will they race with lights?

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Well I see the TDF made sure no big races/monuments overlap with them..sigh...far too many big races overlapping with Giro and Vuelta[emoji24]

 

The reality is that from a marketing perspektive, the Tour de France is the biggest showcase.  With the current cash crisis in sport it would propably make sense to attract sponsors and make sure it does not clash with other events.

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Great to see many teams extending long-term contracts with some bigger names like Greipel.

Wonder what the market is like - lower than normal size contracts in an insecure job market?

 

Meanwhile, which might be career-ending crash, thankfully he is not in "mortal danger":

 

According to a report by Dutch television channel NOS, Terpstra swerved to avoid geese while motor-pacing at speed; he then hit a rock and crashed. He was transported by helicopter to hospital where doctors confirmed he has a collapsed lung, a concussion, and fractured ribs and a collarbone.

 

Cyclingnews 

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