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Meers222 [GearsMeers] Tuesday 26.Nov 17:12, 2019
Koronin, I really think one day/classic style races are the way to go in America. Especially as a fan based there and having attended GP Quebec/Montreal(yes Canada, just an example though) and so many great crit races here. I'd really, really love for them to bring back the Philadelphia race and maybe pair it with another one day race somewhere else on the east coast. Maybe use the Worlds course from Richmond. I think as far as the fan experience and cost effectiveness this is the way to go in the US. Unfortunately the attention span of an average US fan is very short and they need constant action. Those one day races tend to do that and I think would work well if they can work it out.

Koronin [Koronin] Sunday 3.Nov 19:04, 2019
Funding issues is what has cancelled the race, unfortunately. I also think a combination of moving it to May and it moving to WT hurt. Let's see if the one day race in Maryland next year succeeds. If it does one day races may be the best hope for road racing in the US.

Minos [DatRadlers] Thursday 31.Oct 20:36, 2019
Too bad, this year's Amgen tour was a nice race, I hope it will take place again in 2021. The tour was broadcast live on Eurosport (at night), it was exciting and the route led through beautiful nature. In addition to the race, a very nice app with its own fantasy section was released.

Erythropoietin [Erythropoietin] Thursday 31.Oct 18:30, 2019
5th FC-manager overall - 5th FC-manager last 6 weeks
The biggest issue with countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia is the human rights, or that they don't have them.
But also not nice that most of the spectators are camels. http://www.stickybottle.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/620082032.jpg

NUNOBJJ [AMA JIU JITSU] Thursday 31.Oct 11:30, 2019
the races of Middle east are absolutely boring and without any cycling relevance nor tradition ...and the true races are starting to extinct....globalization,,,,wake up western world.....

Viktor86 [Le Tour de Brabant] Thursday 31.Oct 08:49, 2019
A shame. The US is a real sport minded nation and has had some impact in the sport in the past. Let alone the fun of watching the race.

Saudi Arabia is as much on the opposite end as you can be. Outside a reasonable football team in SA, the Middle Eastern countries with those flashy new races are just nothing. They don't breathe cycling potential as elite sports countries, as the US, UK, Canada, Colombia, Australia and others do, and have deadly boring desert highways as courses.

Tomas [Second Coming] Wednesday 30.Oct 17:50, 2019
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Gonna be wierd hitting May, and not be able to turn on the tourtracker..

Partykjeppen [Il Piccolo Gregari] Wednesday 30.Oct 09:25, 2019
So this is put on an indefinate hiatus the same week that the inaugural Tour of Saudia Arabia is announced. I don't think this globalization of the sport is headed in the right direction....