- Jul 29, 2012
Re: 2016 Tour de France Discussion & Info
I'm sorry, you can care about anything you want but come one bro. WHO GIVES A ***?*** the quick said:I just went through the official startlist, this time looking at the starting numbers specifically.
Weird: in case of several teams (Tinkoff, Movistar, Astana), there is a co-leader (?) wearing number "x2" on his bib, regardless of what is his name (what triggers that the alphabetical order of riders wearing numbers from "x2" to "x9" is altered).
It looks like this:
11. Quintana, 12. Valverde, 13. Anacona
21. Aru, 22. Nibali, 23. Fuglsang
31. Contador, 32. Sagan, 33. Bodnar
Not the best idea IMO. Until now, the "x2-x9 in alphabetical order" rule was strictly observed in the TdF. I hardly see any reasons to make exception from that rule in case of any rider, even if he is reigning world champion or former TdF winner.
And, if we give "x1-x2" numbers to Quintana-Valverde, Aru-Nibali and Contador-Sagan, why not to do the same with e.g. Barguil-Degenkolb or Porte-TvG?