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Why Skis Will Always Reign Supreme: The UCI Needs to Diversify Ski Events beyond Substituting Bikes


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As a journalist, I believe that the idea of using bikes as substitutes for skis in slalom skiing is not practical or reasonable. While there may be a desire for wintertime biking on snow events, there are better options that the UCI can explore to make something more exciting to watch.

One suggestion would be to create fatbike XC courses, which would still require the fundamental skills of XC racing but in a unique format. This would offer a different experience for athletes and spectators alike. Another idea would be to create a “skiercross but on bikes” event, similar to Dual Slalom but with larger and more elaborate courses. Using bikes with skis instead of tires on these courses could add an extra level of excitement and challenge for athletes.

However, it’s important to note that snow should not be left as the domain of skiing alone. For those who enjoy riding fatbikes through snowy woods, this is a more suitable and enjoyable option. Traditional activities for snow sports are still popular among many people, and it’s important to respect their preferences when planning winter events.

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