European Championships 2018 Glasgow *Spoilers*

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by brommers, 30 Jul 2018.

  1. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    Cycling is one of the features of this new event. Hoping to see a good British contingent involved.
    https://www.glasgow2018.com/
    ps. Does anyone know whether the road cycling in this replaces the events won last year by the likes of Kristoff?
     
  2. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    According to Wikipedia, yes, it does:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Road_Championships

    Glasgow is seniors only though. The U23 and Junior races will be held in the Czech Republic.
     
  3. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    Looking at the information on the website about the route, it only shows a 14km city circuit, but presumably that's just for the finishing laps and there will be some open road stuff away from the city centre.

    The elite men's race was 241km last year.
     
  4. 16 laps of the circuit for the men, 9 laps for the women.

    The TT course goes out of the city.
     
  5. Sorry if this is a bit OT but I've never heard of this European Championships thingy before. (other than reading here) It's on a four year cycle, so it's like a kind of European Olympics, (or European Commonwealth Games). But where the individual sports already have an annual european championships it takes the place of these.

    I'm a bit confused. For instance there's already an annual European <insert sport here> Championships. So every four years it will be hosted as part of the multi-sport "European Championships". And on the other three years it won't, and will be back to the usual European <sport> Championships?
     
  6. Va Va Froome

    Va Va Froome Well-Known Member

    Last time I went to a cycle race in the streets of Glasgow it was absolutely lashing down with rain, and some Welsh boy won.
    I wonder whatever happened to him?
     
  7. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    That'll be... interesting.
     
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  8. viniga

    viniga Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    I was there too that day... cats n dogs... its the same course.
     
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  9. Va Va Froome

    Va Va Froome Well-Known Member

    This is different to The European Games which has been at Baku, Azerbaijan (2015) and will be at Minsk, Belarus (2019) the next time

    I wonder why they are having cycling and other sports in two separate "every 4-years" European events. Will it be a battle to become most prestigious European multisports competition?
     
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    brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    No it's a Crit
     
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    brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    This is a totally new event, but not sure whether it's annual or 4 yearly - I would guess annually.
     
  12. Va Va Froome

    Va Va Froome Well-Known Member

    Velodrome-talk! :bravo:

    Watched all the qualifying for the Team Pursuits.

    The girls went really well.
    The guys set such a high standard that they looked disappointing/poor. :laugh:
    Great Britain in semi-finals for both though.
     
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  13. Claire Balding is getting on my tits already. Hopefully she'll bugger off soon.
     
  14. Four yearly. See About the European Championships
    To be staged every four years starting in August 2018, the European Championships will be a new highlight on the global sporting calendar, elevating the status of European Champions during an 11-day celebration of world-class sport and a packed 10-day broadcast schedule.

    It seems like one the European Games is organised by the Olympic organisations and the European Championship (this one) by the sports governing bodies.
     
  15. I've switched it off. Too much Balding wittering and too much soundbite magazine pieces and interviews.
     
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