DO NO BOYCOTT ST. ANTHONY"S

DO NO BOYCOTT ST. ANTHONY"S

Post by TZieba » Sun, 26 Jan 1997 04:00:00


this is not a change of oppinion on my part- in my past postings I have
said that a boycott of St. Anthony's is the only way to send a message to
the race director that you do not want to attend a draft legal race.  If
enough athletes do this the race director will have no other choice but to
get rid of drafting, since the bottom line is always money.  This is
documented history as we dropped our draft legal elite division format
after the 1995 series (GTS) because of the many letters and phone calls
that we received from triathletes who were boycotting our series because
of drafting.  I am not in favor of a boycott against St. Anthony's or
USAT.  I know how a boycott can hurt a race and I would not want to see it
happen to any race director.  The future of the professionan side of
triathlon is a draft legal format.  Age-groupers might not like it but
they will have to get use to it, becuase it is here, for good.  I enjoyed
the draft legal format two years ago in the DTS series and I will go back
to it when the age-grouper finally except the fact that only the pro's
will be allowed to draft.  Z
Tom Ziebart - Exclusive Sports Marketing

 
 
 

DO NO BOYCOTT ST. ANTHONY"S

Post by Kaze » Sun, 26 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>  I enjoyed
> the draft legal format two years ago in the DTS series and I will go back
> to it when the age-grouper finally except the fact that only the pro's
> will be allowed to draft.  Z

Why only the pro's?  If drafting is good for the sport, then isn't
drafting good for the sport?  Are we age-groupers being offered a
watered down race because of some inherent limit to our abilities?  Or
is the drafting race watered up, so to speak?  Why doesn't anyone say
that drafting or not drafting  is good because.... and therefore is
good for everyone?  If we age-groupers need a different set of rules,
we must insist on a different race.  If it's our money that is needed,
get it through donations or what-have-you, not entry fees that require
we have a different sport on the same course.

Ruth Kazez


 
 
 

DO NO BOYCOTT ST. ANTHONY"S

Post by Louis Savastan » Tue, 28 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:



> >  I enjoyed
> > the draft legal format two years ago in the DTS series and I will go back
> > to it when the age-grouper finally except the fact that only the pro's
> > will be allowed to draft.  Z

> Why only the pro's?  If drafting is good for the sport, then isn't
> drafting good for the sport?  Are we age-groupers being offered a
> watered down race because of some inherent limit to our abilities?  Or
> is the drafting race watered up, so to speak?  Why doesn't anyone say
> that drafting or not drafting  is good because.... and therefore is
> good for everyone?  If we age-groupers need a different set of rules,
> we must insist on a different race.  If it's our money that is needed,
> get it through donations or what-have-you, not entry fees that require
> we have a different sport on the same course.

> Ruth Kazez


Drafting is dangerous, especially with aero bars.  If the pros decide to
draft, that's their right, because it's their livelihood.  I have enough
problems with cars on my regular rides.  I don't need the added danger
in a race.  Besides that would increase insurance costs, race fees, etc.

Or where you just being cynical?

--
Louis J. Savastani
"The wrinkles only go where the smiles have been." -- J. Buffett

 
 
 

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Post by Kaze » Tue, 28 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Or where you just being cynical?

Yes, I was.  In a roundabout way I was saying that if drafting is a
good thing for anyone, why limit it to pro's.  No one, not the most
enthusiastic pro-drafter has come up with a simple statement that
drafting helps the sport of triathlon.

Ruth Kazez

 
 
 

DO NO BOYCOTT ST. ANTHONY"S

Post by Louis Savastan » Wed, 29 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:



> > Or where you just being cynical?

> Yes, I was.  In a roundabout way I was saying that if drafting is a
> good thing for anyone, why limit it to pro's.  No one, not the most
> enthusiastic pro-drafter has come up with a simple statement that
> drafting helps the sport of triathlon.

> Ruth Kazez


I agree (as you can probably tell from my last post).

--
Louis J. Savastani
"The wrinkles only go where the smiles have been." -- J. Buffett