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But, What about World's? Any news on its situation?
1 year, 10 months ago on It's Back: USGP Secures Funding, is on for 2012
Petty: "It was the ACA clubs and its members who voted to return to USAC. To say that USA Cycling had a desire or a goal to put them out of business is patently false." This is not the way they made it seem. It was the ACA Board who had been trying to work with USAC that suggested if the ACA didn't go under the USAC that they would continue sanctions and start with new orgaization to pull riders out of the ACA. In other words, USAC said come play with us or we will do what we can to take your business.
2 years, 7 months ago on USA Cycling Responds: Cyclocross Support and Independent Sanctioning Bodies
@ringcycles @rockdude I see you used a little fussy math. Not that I am going to get in a pissing match over this but CO had something like 27-28 top 3 finishes last year. That is a healthy margin over mid-Atlantic's 18 top 5 finishes. In 2009 the results were similar.
http://303cycling.com/2010-colorado-cyclocross-nationals-coverage. I stand by my what I said, that the majority of top races in the country are at a unfair disadvantage under the new system USAC has implemented. Is this a wise way to promote the sport, I think not. This is all about one thing, USAC trying to strong arm other organizations to fold to their wishes. Who gets hurt, the riders, some of which are our nations best. You can not have a real event and call it Nationals if you disenfranchise the majority of your best riders. If an event is to be designated as Nationals it should be fair and equal to all rides regardless of what organization they race under.
3 years, 1 month ago on USA Cycling Implements New System for Start Order at Nationals
The real meat of nationals are the racers from CO and OR. Take a look, the riders from the ACA dominated nationals. No other region had as many 1st place finishes or podiums. Even our male and female elite champions were from CO. If you took away all the riders from the non USAC regions, the level of competition would be dramatically decreased. What this does, is put some of the best riders in the nation at a disadvantage, lowers the quality of the fields and is a discouragement to the growth of Cyclocross. I think the way world is doing it with heats is the best of all solutions. It doesn't pit USAC against other organizations and allows everyone a fair change to ride and be seated.