- daizenshu wrote:
- 19404; BIKIENGA Salfo; BUR19891231
This opens up again the question of how to treat in the CQ database the birthdates of riders from certain African countries where no birth registers were kept, or where these registers were destroyed during ethnic and civil wars.
When a rider without an official date of birth needs a license with an UCI code, the problem is solved by taking his (probable) year of birth followed by either 0101 or 1231.
A few years ago the 0101 and 1231 additions of riders from Burkina Faso were deleted from the codes in the CQ database.
Only the year of birth was kept.
This was for instance the case with Salfo BIKIENGA for whom you now added the 1231 back again.
The others were:
0101 removed from
1269;SAWADOGO Abdul Wahab;BUR1974
2924;OUEDRAOGO Rabaki Jeremie;BUR1973
12644;ILBOUDO Louis Jean;BUR1966
and 1231 from
8261;ILBOUDO Sylvain Tanga;BUR1967
However, this idea has not been followed elsewhere in the data base.
Of the twenty four riders from Rwanda, eight are shown with a 01/01 birthdate:
23144;UWIZEYIMANA Jean Claude;RWA19940101
Of the eleven riders from Mali, five have a 31/12 birthdate:
Also in Uganda and Lesotho are a few riders with 01/01 birthdates:
20559;KIVUMBI John Bosco;UGA19900101
In order to have a consistent approach, the database should either follow the UCI codes, and include all the (incorrect) 0101 and 1231 additions, or give the year of birth only, avoiding a false impression of accuracy.