It is no small irony that after decades of being trashed by hard-nosed science-fiction fans, space opera was not only resurrected by Star Wars, but went on to become the preferred genre amongst film and literary audiences! What its opponents—consumed by their materialistic, reductionist scientism—fail to recognize is that space opera can do and be whatever it wants to be, romance, horror, adventure, comedy, tragedy, drama, etc. Space opera can do real science-fiction and oftentimes better than its hard sci-fi authors because it’s not shackled to a sterile, stultifying, dull narrative that’s concerned more with baffling its readers and making its author look like a genius than it is in telling an actual, interesting story. Nor does space opera care about the pretenses of science, as hard-sci-fi claims to while hypocritically inventing and basing itself on pseudo-science.
This post is here to help you find your way in the clusterfuck that is the cycling calendar, where every other race is named in weird Euro-speak, a race called Driedaagse De Panne (“Three Day Race De Panne”) is actually a one-day race and a race that started in the 1960’s is considered pretty new.
You can find a calendar of races at the highest level
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