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Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:08 am
by nickl
The UCI is running a survey on the future of pro cycling.

http://www.uci.ch/Modules/ENews/ENewsDetails.asp?id=OTA2NQ&MenuId=MTYzMDQ&LangId=1&BackLink=%2FTemplates%2FUCI%2FUCI8%2Flayout%2Easp%3FMenuID%3DMTYzMDQ%26LangId%3D1

Lots of interesting questions in there, but most relevant is that there is an opportunity to offer specific feedback.

I suggested two things:
    Reduce the barriers to new technology in the pro-peleton; specifically getting rid of the restrictive frame design rules.
    Lower the weight limit

The survey itself: http://www.aspectmr.co.uk/snapwebhost/surveylogin.asp?k=136079311931

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:53 am
by F45
Thanks, I told them to lift the weight limit and stop wasting money on that circus side show known as women's professional racing.

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:53 am
by Weenie

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:51 am
by BobDopolina
Done.

Thanks.

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:47 am
by Tinea Pedis
Where do we get to tell them that banned aero drink bottles, stipulating sock height and making all frames be 'UCI approved' is more absurd than a weight limit?

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:14 am
by wolfesquire
Allow drug companies to sponsor teams.

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:17 am
by ticou
They already do, the WordofMouth Pharma team.

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:34 am
by BobDopolina
ANGEM Tour of California...

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:07 am
by Ivan
Thanks for th link !

Completed the survey. In my eyes, the UCI has a huge impact on how bicycles look like and how technological developments are implemented but the UCI doesn't realize this. Banning Obree's truck position, Boardman's lotus bike, ... Not to mention the recumbents. If not for the UCI, I would commute 10 kph faster to my work every day.

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:27 pm
by Frankie - B
Completed the survey and moved it to chat so the mtbers and crossers can see it as well.

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:24 pm
by MisterNoChain
Get rid of that meaningless World Tour jersey, welcome back World Cup jersey :)
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Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:35 pm
by euan
There is no WT jersey anymore-

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:46 pm
by Privateer
F45 wrote:Thanks, I told them to lift the weight limit and stop wasting money on that circus side show known as women's professional racing.


:?: :!: Really?

I don't see the UCI or anyone else spending much money at all on women's cycling, let alone wasting any.

I'd like to se a lot more coverage of women's cycling. I'd like to see them get the treated with respect, and for there to be a minimum wage introduced for pro women, as there is for men. Frankly that is a human rights issue.

You do realise that it's 2013 right, not 1913?

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:50 pm
by MisterNoChain
euan wrote:There is no WT jersey anymore-

Ok thats good news, then they can introduce it immediately!

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:00 pm
by tymon_tm
some competition aspects:
-ban radio communication
-level chances for ALL national teams at WC - be that, four- or five-man teams, whatever works

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:00 pm
by Weenie

Re: Opportunity to tell the UCI to reduce the weight limit

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:04 pm
by HammerTime2
Fire Verbruggern.
Fire McQuaid.
Dissolve the Board.
Dissolve the UCI.