4 sprint stages, stage 7 likely break, stage 13 and 16 uphill sprint.
Go to the source. Tissot is the timekeeper for the Vuelta: https://www.tissottiming.com/2022/vue/en-us/default/Stage/2/Stage
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.How much later though? No idea why this has to take an hour and a half.
It's as if the sprinter teams have all their focus on the Tour de France and forget there is a Vuelta too. The average sprinter would be able to gain more UCI points in Spain than in France.
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.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.
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.Still doesn't mean it has to take this long.
Did Van Den Berg get inspired by Cort's exploits in Denmark?