When the French team traveled to Australia to compete in the World Championships, not all riders were in the same boat on the journey…
The UCI’s choice to host the World Championships in Wollongong, Australia continues to make waves. Many runners have decided to avoid it due to the long journey from Europe of course and some federations such as Ireland and New Zealand have even decided to avoid it due to the cost of the route.
Recently, Wout van Aert complained about the cost of travel or renovation at his expense. The Belgian federation had decided that it would only take economy class flights for its riders, the latter having to pay out of pocket for travel on business. The French Federation was more generous with its riders.
The federation assumes
Julien Alaphilippe, Romain Bardet and others managed to reach Australia in business class. Not everyone has Got this chance: Tricolor runners had to settle for economy class! A choice assumed by the leaders of French cycling. “It is the choice of the DTN and the French Cycling Federation”We confirmed for Ouest-France in the Federation.
“All but the pro men traveled in economy class. Why did we do that? Because the men are going to defend their crown again this year, This member of the FFC said: Especially since it is necessary to make financial choices. This trip is very far and will cost a lot. If we want to take everyone, we have to make choices. If everyone was in business, a lot of people would stay at home. »
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