Friday, October 28, 2005

Tradition

From Cycling News:
No more beer tents in Cyclo-cross
"The UCI has banned cyclo-cross races from passing through beer tents, one of the hallowed traditions in many Belgian events. The decision was made on the grounds that it was unsafe, on the basis of remarks made by Richard Groenendaal last year about the difference in inside/outside temperatures and the danger of being hit by beer glasses. However, Groenendaal said that his comments were not intended to be taken that way."
How is the sport ever to get more fans if they keep taking away the really fun stuff? Pity the rider who gets hit by a beer glass.
Cyclo-cross is a great event, if you have an opportunity to attend a race, go.

1 comment:

Chris said...

I think they should start a points series for getting hit by a beer glass. The leader's jersey could even have a bullseye on it. Cyclocross is cool - something about exerting yourself while it's crazy cold outside.