HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Worlds Team Time Trial
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:57 pm
Posts: 249
Location: Glossop UK
Can any one explain to me how this works. Guys from different nations in the same team win the even but is that win for the team or the actual guys that ride?
I mean the guys that ride tomorrow might not be the guys that say do a TTT in the Giro or Tour but because the team won does that mean they where the Rainbow jersey?
Could we have 2 events on the same day in different countries where the rainbow jersey is worn?
It all sounds a bit odd to me and not really needed.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Worlds Team Time Trial
Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:56 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2499
No rainbow jersey is awarded. The members of the team who participate in the event receive medals and the team is presented with a trophy.

There is talk of an insignia that the members of the winning team will wear on the skinsuits for time trials, but no rainbow jersey will be awarded for this event.

_________________
TED
San Diego, CA
Bike Pics
English Custom Steel Internal di2
Litespeed Ghisallo


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:57 pm
Posts: 249
Location: Glossop UK
Ahh ok, It all seems a bit of a waste of time when most riders will be thinking about the RR.
:noidea:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:37 pm
Posts: 1367
So I guess they will play the anthem of country in which the team is registred?

_________________
"Smart may have the answers, but stupid have all the interesting questions."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:29 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Posts: 7412
Location: Los Angeles / Glendale, California
Will they raise the flag of the primary corporate sponsor?

_________________
Exp001 || TeamLACBC


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:08 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2499
I was there while the UCI officials were discussing the issues of anthems and flags. As of this morning (Sunday) they haven't sorted it out yet and will be back for more rehearsals until just before race time. They were leaning toward the anthem and flag of the country in which the team is licensed/registered. But they may do away with the flag/anthem portion of the ceremony altogether. I proposed they simply play a 60 second commercial for the primary sponsor on the jumbotron behind the podium. But I was quickly reminded that I was a guest. hahahaha

_________________
TED
San Diego, CA
Bike Pics
English Custom Steel Internal di2
Litespeed Ghisallo


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Worlds Team Time Trial
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:08 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:41 am
Posts: 1315
This is bullshit...trade team time trial @ the worlds, load of crap!

_________________
"It never gets easier, you just go faster..." - Greg Lemond

"I enjoy climbing...I enjoy seeing people disappear behind me." - Robert Millar


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 04, 2006 4:43 pm
Posts: 5096
Location: Wherever there's a mountain beckoning to be climbed
Why, are you so indoctrinated by the Olympics BS of all competitors representing countries, playing national anthems and all that other stuff which has nothing to do with sport? Why should athletes in cycling world championships represent countries? Why not let the best rider(s) win? Let whatever teams want to form/participate in the TTT participate, as long as they meet some merit-based qualifying procedure. Let riders in ITT and road races gain admission based on their own merit, regardless of their country.

Forget the national anthems and flags. Podium finishers get up on the podium, get their medals, and they can sing praise to the paragons of virtue at the UCI.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:09 pm
Posts: 2499
Well, they went with the anthems of the licensing country. It was a fun race to watch.

_________________
TED
San Diego, CA
Bike Pics
English Custom Steel Internal di2
Litespeed Ghisallo


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:09 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Worlds Team Time Trial
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:41 am
Posts: 1315
I don't agree HammerTime2,

The Olympics is a farce, just a giant corporate junket...trade teams already get enough coverage throughout the year with the current calendar...yes let the best riders win but under the blanket of representing your country...

Bring back the Grand Prix de la Libération if it's a trade team TT that's wanted...

_________________
"It never gets easier, you just go faster..." - Greg Lemond

"I enjoy climbing...I enjoy seeing people disappear behind me." - Robert Millar


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ihs0yz and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Allegro time trial bike

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

schs

6

955

Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:22 am

iand12 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Fastest Time Trial helmet on the market, which one ?

in Road

Tillquist

10

1314

Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:25 am

grid256 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Pic of My bikes: Long time reader.. First time poster

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

santosjep

17

2157

Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:19 pm

tomyboy123 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Time RXR

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

mihai

16

1772

Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:43 am

Bianchi10 View the latest post


It is currently Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:48 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB