As a journalist, I believe that the idea of mixing snow and bikes in slalom skiing is not practical or logical. Although there may be a desire for wintertime biking on snow events, the UCI should explore better options to make these events more exciting and interesting to watch.
One alternative to using bikes as substitutes for skis in slalom skiing could be fatbike XC courses. These courses would require the fundamental skills of XC racing but in a unique format. This would still allow riders to experience the thrill of racing through snowy terrain without compromising on safety or control.
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. It would also provide a unique spectacle for viewers who are used to watching skiing events.
However, it’s important to note that snow should not be left solely as the domain of skiing. For those who enjoy riding fatbikes through snowy woods, this is a more suitable and enjoyable option that allows them to experience the beauty and serenity of winter sports while sticking to traditional activities. In conclusion, while mixing snow and bikes may seem like an exciting idea, it’s important to consider practicality and safety when planning wintertime events involving these two sports.