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Bike vs. Ski: The Debate Over Using Bikes in Slalom Skiing Events

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Using bikes as substitutes for skis in slalom skiing is not practical or logical. Even though there may be a desire for wintertime biking on snow events, the UCI should explore better options to make something more exciting to watch.

One alternative that could be considered is fatbike XC courses. These courses would still require the fundamental skills of XC racing but in a unique format, making it an interesting spectacle to watch. Another suggestion 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 riders.

However, it’s also worth considering that snow may just be left as the domain of skiing and for those who enjoy riding fatbikes through snowy woods. This option may be more suitable and enjoyable for some people who would rather stick to traditional activities for snow sports.

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