This is a long from a thread on ST, he clearly has an axe to grind but isn’t totally wrong and a lot of ‘gravel’ could be substituted for tri IMO
I couldn’t read all that; comes across as a nob. Comparing the TdF and Monuments to gravel racing, which is niche.
Undoubtedly a nob but there are some grains of truth in there.
Is Strada Bianca not gravel
Gravel racing is niche and doesn’t have a pro field.
Wouldn’t say it’s particularly like tri which has a world governing body and several high profile race organisers who are doing pretty well at broadcasting races, IM, Superleague, Challenge, WTC.
TLDR it all but speed read bits
bloke has a gripe
It was more for the comparison with the contract/ pro stuff.
If you skim read, you miss a lot of it but as I said, it is a long read. Also as I said, he does have an axe to grind but I don’t think it’s a case of ‘nuff said’,
I think he hits the mark on some points but that’s just my opinion.
I think I understand what how trying to say. However using time gaps between first and last rather than median/bell curves makes his arguments look weak. Along with a number of other points he tries to make.