If Cycling Did An American-Style Draft, What Would Happen?

Will Strickson 30 Apr 2021 What would happen if the WorldTour was taken over by Americans and cycling adopted the draft system for signing young riders? Cyclist investigates what might happen if the WorldTour was taken over by Americans and cycling adopted the draft system for signing young riders Words : Will Strickson Photos : Offside and Chris Auld Picture it: teams, fans and prospects gather at the Roubaix velodrome. Topless Belgian fans cradling their beers are chanting 'Remco! Remco! Remco!' David Lappartient steps up to the podium and begins, 'With the first pick of the 2021 UCI WorldTour draft, Israel Start-Up Nation select...' It's absolutely bonkers, but that's American sports and given last night was the first round of the NFL Draft, we thought it would be fun to imagine what it might look like if men's cycling had a draft. See related Mauri Vansevenant and the rise of ...

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