Tell me about it! Chief Officer in Merchant Navy, only support a football team as it makes being in the Mess when Sky Sports news is on less suicide inducing than it is normally! Watched whole tour, was videoed by long suffering wife, only to hear the news BEFORE watching the last 4 stages!
Is this the price of exposure for our sport? If MTB was that big in 1995 would Tomac be on the back pages of the sun (Hans Rey probably was on something, Jez Avery definately was!).
I am a big fan of 1980's motorsport and the three best championships were killed by controversey before the decade was out, Gp A touring cars because of post race re-classification. Gp B rallying beacuse of safety concerns and Gp C endurance (LeMans) racing because of technical infringment leading to (you guessed it) post race re-classification.
This must be sorted out or the pro tour series is finished, and with it the professional road racing sport in general. Imagine, kill F1 and see how long Formula 3 lasts!
Pete, angry and disappointed...
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale M1000 Deore XT M730. 1992 Raleigh Dyna Tech Quantum Deore XT.
Retro Road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti Campagnolo Athena 8 Ergopower.
Modern: 2004 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.