Okay, I’ve written about this before, but I can’t let it pass now that Nature Valley Grand Prix is happening with the same old boring ass bike racing. USAC needs to change the rules and restrict the number of riders to a maximum of 6 riders. Or better yet 5. I have no idea why this hasn’t happened already. The photos below show it all. All the criteriums turn into a 8 rider team time trial. That isn’t what criterium racing is all about. It isn’t good for anyone, the promoter, the riders, and especially the spectators.
Before this cat bite, I had wished I would have gone up to Nature Valley, but after looking at yesterdays results, I realize I’m not missing anything. I know a bunch of guys that don’t race these races anymore just because of the day after day tempo sessions. And I know a lot of super fans that don’t go to watch races like these either. Really, in general it is lazy ass bike racing.
So, anyone out there that has some sort of power to govern the sport, get off your asses and pass a rule to allow actual bike racing to happen at bicycle races.