Vuelta a España 2022 Vuelta a Espana Stage 2(s’Hertogenbosch- Utrecht), 175.1 Km Flat

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How much later though? No idea why this has to take an hour and a half.
Well, the way the rule is formulated (source) means that you cannot apply it automatically, like the usual rule of 1 second. It is not well defined when a split is within a group and when a split creates two groups. So you also need the commissaires to interpret it.

When is it a late attack, where only 1 second is enough to count, and when is it a split in the sprint (like MSR'09)? Stage 19 in the Tour was an excellent example. Which group was the biggest group? Depends on which riders you interpret to be part of the same group. Unfortunately, I can't find the full provisional results for that stage, before they applied the rule.
 
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Well, the way the rule is formulated (source) means that you cannot apply it automatically, like the usual rule of 1 second. It is not well defined when a split is within a group and when a split creates two groups. So you also need the commissaires to interpret it.

When is it a late attack, where only 1 second is enough to count, and when is it a split in the sprint (like MSR'09)? Stage 19 in the Tour was an excellent example. Which group was the biggest group? Depends on which riders you interpret to be part of the same group. Unfortunately, I can't find the full provisional results for that stage, before they applied the rule.
Not sure what's the relevance of that in this case. Took the average cycling follower 0 seconds to realise that wasn't the case, not 1,5 hours.
 
Still doesn't mean it has to take this long.
Sure, they could have been faster (the official results were published 18:37). But it means that the 3-seconds rule will only appear in effect once they publish the official results, and to publish those you also have to use the 3 km rule, which can take a bit as well. The official results get published together with the full stage report (https://www.tissottiming.com/File/0003140111010102FFFFFFFFFFFFFF00), so everything has to be ready.
 
Congratulations to Sam Bennett for winning the stage and Mike Teunissen for taking the GC lead.

A typical sprinters stage but the finale was rather dramatic. A lot of changing of direction, narrow roads, road furniture ... and as a result some crashes too. I agree that other sprinters team should do a bit more work tomorrow.
 
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