Next year's Tour: poll

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Whither now the TdF 2013 (100th Tour)?

It will be cancelled at some point, maybe next Spring.
0
No votes
ASO will have massive fall out with UCI and stop running it.
0
No votes
UCI leadership toppled; ASO continue.
3
6%
It will go ahead anyway, because it's the 100th Tour.
32
60%
It will be very low-key due to lack of sponsors.
3
6%
Whoever wins any jersey, no one will believe that they rode clean.
8
15%
Tour irrevocably tainted; fall-out continues through to next July.
7
13%
 
Total votes: 53

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Next year's Tour: poll

Postby Lichtblick » Sun Oct 14, 2012 16:25 pm

In the fall-out from the USADA report, will next year's Tour be affected at all?

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Re: Next year's Tour: poll

Postby nathancom » Sun Oct 14, 2012 16:31 pm

Not really, too much money involved and most of the central figures in this case will either be out of the sport or are rehabilitated.

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Re: Next year's Tour: poll

Postby RichN95 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 16:32 pm

"None of the above".

It will go ahead, same as usual, largely uneffected. It's been through stuff like this before.
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Re: Next year's Tour: poll

Postby Rick Chasey » Sun Oct 14, 2012 17:01 pm

Tour's bigger than anything.

It's the 100th Tour, and it'll be an epic parcours.

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Re: Next year's Tour: poll

Postby Lichtblick » Sun Oct 14, 2012 17:09 pm

RichN95 wrote:"None of the above".

It will go ahead, same as usual, largely uneffected. It's been through stuff like this before.


Uh? That's option 4. :?

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Re: Next year's Tour: poll

Postby RichN95 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 17:45 pm

Lichtblick wrote:
RichN95 wrote:"None of the above".

It will go ahead, same as usual, largely uneffected. It's been through stuff like this before.


Uh? That's option 4. :?


Not quite. Option 4 attributes its continuation to it being the 100th edition. It wouldn't matter if it was the 93rd or 116th.
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Re: Next year's Tour: poll

Postby Lichtblick » Sun Oct 14, 2012 19:01 pm

okee doke. Poll question fails. :(

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Re: Next year's Tour: poll

Postby gattocattivo » Sun Oct 14, 2012 19:34 pm

RichN95 wrote:"None of the above".

It will go ahead, same as usual, largely uneffected. It's been through stuff like this before.


^ This (but without the spelling mistake). What happened in the 2006 and 2007 Tours was far more damaging. The Armstrong verdict isn't a surprise to anyone who follows cycling and relate to Tours of several years ago.

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Re: Next year's Tour: poll

Postby glasgowdan » Sun Oct 14, 2012 20:01 pm

Quite biased wording in the poll... I declare it null and void. New one please.
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Re: Next year's Tour: poll

Postby frenchfighter » Sun Oct 14, 2012 20:38 pm

ASO is out to make money so it will always go ahead unless influences outside their control stop it.
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Re: Next year's Tour: poll

Postby alanp23 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 17:31 pm

I see that the rumoured route is suggesting a nocturne finish on the Champs Elysees.

I think that might be quite spectacular

http://www.velopeloton.com/2013_tour_de ... route.html

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Re: Next year's Tour: poll

Postby TakeTheHighRoad » Thu Oct 18, 2012 19:44 pm

The poll's weighted, the Tour will go ahead with no problems. Everyone said in 2008 it wouldn't go ahead because of the fall out between UCI and ASO but everyone just agreed to forget about Unibet and get on with things.

Out of interest when's the actual route announced?
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Re: Next year's Tour: poll

Postby alanp23 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 20:48 pm

Next Wednesday 24th.

Thats why I've started taking an interest in it.


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