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18 Jul 2013 16:06

Alphabet wrote:Apparently the UCI are weighing his bike and it's below 6.8 kg? That's what SBS are saying right now.


What's the punishment in this case?:confused:

Time?
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18 Jul 2013 16:07

Forunculo wrote:What's the punishment in this case?:confused:

Time?


disqualification is what has been mentioned.
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18 Jul 2013 16:10

So that mechanic Fausto doesn't know how to weight bike. 2.5 half weeks TDF is passed and suddenly its underweight
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18 Jul 2013 16:11

peterst6906 wrote:Reports on SBS tv in Australia that his bikes have been seized by the commissaires after the stage to be weighed.

Thoughts that he was using underweight bikes at different points and if that's the case, he will be disqualified from the race.


ow boy that's bad. forget about attacking, if he disqualified. But I do remember he changed bike as well on Giro 2011. I'm assuming he used the same set up and make sure it won't be underweight.... man drama, drama. First, froome taking illegal gel, now contador with changed bike.
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18 Jul 2013 16:16

Why would Contador risk his Tour riding underweight bikes? Who's fault is it? The mechanic?
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18 Jul 2013 16:16

Ouch, if this is true, it will be very very bad indeed.
I can see he's getting better this week hopefully he won't be disqualified.
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18 Jul 2013 16:19

boladelmundo wrote:Ouch, if this is true, it will be very very bad indeed.
I can see he's getting better this week hopefully he won't be disqualified.


week is almost over, how much better he can get in next 48hrs
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18 Jul 2013 16:20

The 3 grams he saved can't possibly be as helpful as an illegal gel on d'huez or an illegal aide bag on Ventoux. Not to mention, both of those fouls were blatant.

Seems if it is the case, a 30 second penalty or so would make more sense. Although, I am sure if it is true, it will be DQ.
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18 Jul 2013 16:20

sulgpallur wrote:So that mechanic Fausto doesn't know how to weight bike. 2.5 half weeks TDF is passed and suddenly its underweight


I'd say they knowingly took a risk. Hope Roman's bike was ok.
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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18 Jul 2013 16:22

It will be a travesty if they DQ him. :mad: Really hope his bike checked out to be okay.
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18 Jul 2013 16:23

Wait, is the bike in question the one he rode up L'Alpe or did he change earlier? If they're weighing the old bike, couldn't he just say his mechanic tinkered with it after the swap?
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18 Jul 2013 16:24

Afrank wrote:It will be a travesty if they DQ him. :mad: Really hope his bike checked out to be okay.


They were warned before the stage, that bikes would be weighed.
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18 Jul 2013 16:25

He shouldn't be DQ. A sanction of 2 minutes would be more than enough.
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18 Jul 2013 16:25

How long can it take to weigh a bike...geez!
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18 Jul 2013 16:25

I read on Twitter the announcement came @ 30 km to go.
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18 Jul 2013 16:25

Pippo_San wrote:He should retire. He's not able to be a guy who fights for the podium or for a top 5, and so he screws also team tactics.


So why is he in 2nd place then midway through the third week, moron?
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18 Jul 2013 16:26

Riis wasn't too happy with Roche and Paulinho going on the attack. The guys called it themselves, he would have prefered other riders. Also, Kreuziger and Contador's attack on the descent was Contador's call. Gutsy.
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18 Jul 2013 16:26

movingtarget wrote:They were warned before the stage, that bikes would be weighed.


Then they should have used a bike that met the rules (assuming they didn't). Still would be a travesty however IMO.
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18 Jul 2013 16:27

only because of a superior team
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18 Jul 2013 16:28

Even with a 1.5% weight advantage Bertie still can't keep up, oh how the mighty have fallen.
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