Are Shorter Races The Future Of Professional Cycling? | The GCN Show Ep. 282

Published on June 5th 2018


Welcome to the GCN Show! This week we're asking whether shorter races, and new race formats like the Hammer Series, are the future of bike racing? Or does cycling need the traditional long, hard days in the saddle? Subscribe to GCN: Buy Our New Black and White Fan Kit Jersey Here: Les Cadets Tour De France Experience Continental VVIP & VIP TDF Experiences Enter the GCN Wiggle of Fortune With attention spans reportedly getting shorter and shorter, many sports are switching up their traditional formats to cater to modern consumers? Cycling seems to following suit, not only are shorter explosive stages becoming common in Grand Tours, but organisers are looking at completely new race formats. From the Hammer Series, to the Formula 1 style gridding on stage 17 of the Tour de France, are these sorts of events the future of bike racing? Or are they lacking a key element of professional racing? We'd love to know your opinions, leave them in the comments below 👇 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GCN... Is FTP Dead? 📹 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / Music: Hip Hop - Laid Back Life Of A Jet Set 2 - John Åhlin Building Tension 1 - Gavin Luke Afternoon Swing 3 - Jonas Elander Hip Hop Bed 3 - Upbeat (1) 30 - Blood Red v2