I'll qoute BigMac as he put it succinctly.The Hitch said:So in other words, 1 rule for some, another rule for others. Why didn't they give Stybar the Paris Roubaix stone in 2013 when the fan took him out?Gloin22 said:Because times change??? 2011... different juries, different opinions.The Hitch said:In 2011 stage 1 Contador's group got taken out by a spectator on a flat stage. He lost 1.20 and without that loss he would have been on the podium.
Why should spectators taking out riders suddenly be neutralised if its never been before?
And essentially, Tour PR. Tour would be mockery across the world and media if they let that stand like that.
Doesn't mean it was the correct decision back then. Time change. Fortunatly we humans have this capacity to correct mistakes, have critical thinking instead of basing every decision on [unfair] precedents. Else there would be no point in having comissaires.