bmxconan edspratt's article
Aug 24, 2023 at 5:15Aug 24, 2023
World Cup Racers Share Frustration as Points System Offers No Ranking Points for Semi-Finals
Dh is a fairly unpredictable sport. You pick 5 male riders (in your fantasy league?!!) and 1-2 will crash/have a puncture or not ride due injury. If you take this into account the field should be bigger, Greg minnar is in 25th, brook macdonald 44th and kade edwards 50th. I think the semi final thing just doesn’t work from this perspective. Having 20 protected riders is detrimental too (a protected riders status isn’t bumped over to another rider if they are injured?). There are 5 privateers in the top 60. They are at a massive disadvantage compared to a rider on a team just because of the points/semifinal structure. You could also say that some team riders are there more for their social media value than their consistently mediocre results. N.B i found it hard to even find the overall standings the uci website is a warren. DH doesn’t come far up their agenda. Also I don’t really get a cycling federation that is prompting ebike racing???