ups and downs
All the air travel is grounded in the UK and northern Europe today, just a week out from the first World Cup race in the UK. Volcanoes tend to last for a while, with 3 races in Europe in the next month (UK, Belgium and Germany), two of them in the next 2 weeks, I wonder if this might affect the North American presence in World Cup races this year and the UCI points standings. The European racers can always take the trains around the continent, but there aren't many alternate air routes to Europe from North America that won't be 10's of hours longer. And of course, if this becomes a persistent volcano, it could affect the European presence at the race at Windham and the World Championships at Mont Sainte Anne.