London /Surrey Road Race Test

Discussion in 'Racing' started by dardruba, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. dardruba

    dardruba Guest

    The Tour of Britain manages to run their event with rolling road
    closures, a procedure which the Police have perfected. Could this not
    have been used for London/Surrey?
    I believe the proposed TV company for the Oly's has no expertise in
    covering a cycling road race. We have lots of exciting race events
    covered by TV companies. Could not one of these have been hired for this
    Test?
     
    dardruba, Aug 15, 2011
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  2. dardruba

    Phil Cook Guest

    If it was just a one off Surrey-London Classic I dare say a rolling
    closure /may/ have worked, but this was an Olympic road race rehearsal
    and /that/ will have to be on fully closed roads with all that entails.

    We have had fully closed roads before when the Tour came for what many
    riders still think of as the best Grand Depart of recent years. I think
    that this time there wasn't enough publicity of the closures.
     
    Phil Cook, Aug 15, 2011
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  3. Olympic rules say the roads have to be fully closed.

    They don't say the route has to go up a hill 9 times where there is no
    access to view it though. That is a special from the organisers.

    I'm not holding out any home that the TV coverage will be anything other
    than crap, that is if they even bother showing it live.

    --chris
     
    Chris Gerhard, Aug 16, 2011
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