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2018 ITU WTC - Gold Coast

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So TA have released the selection races and policy (and six weeks early than they had promised :) ).

A ten race series eh?

Cashing?

Best three to count, March next year is going to be busy for some.....and two on the same day (Victor Harbour & Mooloolaba, where a first in an AG would equate to a 14th place in the sunshine) - some savvy people might do well to fly south after studying the poinstcore....

maybe I'll give it one more go

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That's probably because some of the "Early Bird" entry fees finish on 31 May.

 

Might do some of the races to keep my options opened -- just on case

 

 

 

 

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Still unconfirmed though if it will be possible to race both Sprint & Olympic distance at the Gold Coast so until that's confirmed it will be difficult to plan which events to race.

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4 hours ago, Pineapple said:

Nor have they decided if the sprint is drafting or not , just hoping they drop this stupid drafting for the race

If the sprint is going to be drafting I know which of the 2 I'll try and qualify for. Sprint all the way!!!

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Someone asked on the Facebook page and they said they were awaiting a decision from itu

 

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2 hours ago, Youngy2 said:

If the Sprint was a drafting race -- then you can't use your TT bike ?

Correct it has to be a standard roadie.

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Sprint race with drafting for age groupers = carnage. 

Make sure your insurance is paid up and then take extra cover.

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Why the negative thoughts on drafting for sprint? 

Its just a different format that now has been around for years , it can be bloody hard racing with tactics if you can get organized. 

If I race I don't care either way it goes , drafting would suit me better .

You also find the same guys that win non drafting would win drafting as well in my opinion. 

Time will tell i guess.

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I like the drafting in the sprint. 

Basically if you swim well, you'll have a great race. 

The thing is, if the final is draft legal, then the qualifiers need to be too. 

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Yes you need to be able to swim .but if your in the second pack and they are organized its possible to catch up.

They definitely need to separate the age groups though.

I did a draft race last year and wasn't swimming that good at the time I still lead my age out in the water but they sent 45 years and under all together .After the initial made scramble in the first 200 of bashing and pushing for feet with 16 _20 year olds memories started flooding back ..lol

But I got a unfair advantage because of swim ability compared to other guys in the category then you have the younger ones pushing the pace on the bike as well again a bit unfair I think.

So I would hope they break the racing down into categories .but I guess you need the numbers to do this , tough one ?

 

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