Camilla Rånes Bye won in the weekend, the Norwegian cykelmesterskab in the U16 class for girls, after almost 60 kilometres of driving.
More startling, however, is that she ended up being the only participant who actually completed the course.
14 out of 15 participants were one by one picked off by the organizers, and in the end, it was the championship for both the U15 and U16-riders cancelled, why Camilla Rånes Bye, despite his victory will not be able to call itself the Norwegian champion anyway.
And why is that?
Tjo, the organizers of the Asker, where the race took place, had kvajet themselves. Well and thoroughly.
As it always is with the national and international championships, took place the race on a circular route, which riders would cover the distance six times. However, contrary to earlier had the obsession that both boys and girls had to run the same route. At the same time.
Even in these times, where the fight for gender equality in earnest is taken, there is still a difference between boys and girls, men and women. Physical. And therefore it was a natural development that at a time began to occur overtaking, where the fastest of the boys had obtained the most slow girls.
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It created a degree of chaos, so the organizers were about to lose track of. And that is why they feel compelled to pull the other riders out of the race... It also went out over approximately half of the participating boys.
According to the Newspaper, with the consequence that the girls, of course, was partly forvirrerede – and ago frustrated and bored of it.
- Many were crushed. This is the race, the trainer and the highlight for them, telling the parent Jill Jahrmann to the newspaper.
- The fastest boys ran so fast that they put pressure on the girls. There are cars in front of the field, which marks that there is a race, and there are pilot cars behind the riders. The fastest boys overtook the cars that drove behind the girls. Therefore, had the judges and the commissioners take the girls out, to create a natural flow of traffic, says Stig Fjærli, who is the head of the organizing cycling club.
He refuses to take responsibility for the situation and pointing instead the finger of the concerned parents, who are subsequently complaining.
I said to these parents: ’Now we have tried, what I wanted. But the physical difference is for the stand’. ’It is obvious’, they said. ’But why didn't anything before the course?’, I asked.
the Parents have explained to you from the organisers ' side had guaranteed that the riders would not be taken out.
They stopped, among other things, my daughter. She is fairly new cyclist and was very confused. Another parent asked the girls cycle on, and then ended up as a really bad experience, she says.
in the Future, will you try to let the girls run with even younger boys, so the same situation does not occur. And it would not do to let the girls run alone. To rent a given distance in several hours, there is simply not afford.
it Had been cross-country skiing, had we had 300-400 girls. But in cycling there are 15, says Stig Fjærli.
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