Concerned that this format will either bastardise existing races, or try and create races that have no history - basic premise is there will be a series of 4 day stage races featuring sprint, mountain, rolling and TT (either TTT or TT) stages, and at the end of the year someone becomes World Champion. The sport has done this before with the World Cup and such like, but never creating "new" races (though I suppose the Wincanton Classic and the Vattenfalls were created to this end).
Any thoughts? I don't like the idea of tinkering with the calendar too much and risking running established races down with these new ones. Maybe I'm just a luddite. There will be ten of these races, so that's 40 days off the calendar. Add in the GTs and you are looking at 60+ days racing. Some riders don't do that in a year now - I can only see it leading to the collapse of more established events
Price suggests he is