Why Does Cycling Have Fake, Fixed Races? | GCN Racing News Show

Published on October 31st 2022

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A race won by Jonas Vingegaard, with Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali making up the podium… you’d expect a mountainous affair, but instead this was a flat criterium with a largely fixed result. Dan discusses why these races exist, plus rounds up the CX action from the week, featuring an exciting new generation of riders led by Fem van Empel!

00:00 Intro
00:30 This week in the world of racing
01:04 Why do fixed races exist?
04:06 Cyclo-cross
08:45 Coming up on GCN+
12:39 Other news

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