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ASO, Unipublic, and RCS has officially separated themselves from UCI. The organizers of the 3 Grand Tours, and many prestigious one day races, have decided to split from cycling's governing body to create their own Trophy of the Grand Tours.



http://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/9382.0.html



It seems UCI's efforts to bring cohesion to pro cycling has created more disunity.

The Pro Tour? So much for that...
 

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wzq622 said:
ASO, Unipublic, and RCS has officially separated themselves from UCI. The organizers of the 3 Grand Tours, and many prestigious one day races, have decided to split from cycling's governing body to create their own Trophy of the Grand Tours.



http://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/9382.0.html



It seems UCI's efforts to bring cohesion to pro cycling has created more disunity.

The Pro Tour? So much for that...
The ProTour still exists, there are more races in the ProTour than the 3 GTs, and the other handful of races that they own and operate, so yeah, the ProTour will continue to exist as it did this year, and will again next year, and probably the year after that. A lot of disgruntled people were around when they first started the World Cup races after all as well, and those never did include the GTs, so actually what we'll have is a larger version of the World Cup this year. Which will probably start catering more to the one day rider again, whereas the ProTour was supposed to point out THE BEST overall rider for the year. And the GTs have not separated themselves from the UCI, as the UCI is the sanctioning body, but they have separated themselves from the ProTour. They need to have the UCI sanction their races, or they won't be having their races. Get it? And it's just for the 3GTs, which out of those 3, the Vuelta barely counts anyway as nobody hardly pays attention to it, except the Spainards.

http://www.uciprotour.com/
 

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The ProTour still exists, there are more races in the ProTour than the 3 GTs, and the other handful of races that they own and operate, so yeah, the ProTour will continue to exist as it did this year, and will again next year, and probably the year after that. A lot of disgruntled people were around when they first started the World Cup races after all as well, and those never did include the GTs, so actually what we'll have is a larger version of the World Cup this year. Which will probably start catering more to the one day rider again, whereas the ProTour was supposed to point out THE BEST overall rider for the year. And the GTs have not separated themselves from the UCI, as the UCI is the sanctioning body, but they have separated themselves from the ProTour. They need to have the UCI sanction their races, or they won't be having their races. Get it? And it's just for the 3GTs, which out of those 3, the Vuelta barely counts anyway as nobody hardly pays attention to it, except the Spainards.

http://www.uciprotour.com/
Why do they NEED the UCI? It would be difficult, but 'small time' races are run outside the UCI umbrella all the time. - TF
 
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