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Actually, the way Kittel describes it, a punch sounds about right. I'd give Grivko a $100 fine and two day suspension.
 
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Come on, a six month ban would be a bi much. That said, Grivko is an idiot for doing something like that in a race and deserves to be dqed + a nice fine. That said, if Grivko is able to do that to him Bouhanni would be able to stop ivan Drago with 1 lead hook. :D
Edit: I think the whole thing went down exactly like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzLtF_PxbYw
 
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Netserk said:
kingjr said:
People still think what Bos did was deliberate?
Deliberate or not, it was certainly too reckless and dangerous to be tolerated. I don't know what exactly went down with Drago, but I doubt an elbow was more dangerous than what Bos did.
I'm no expert, but in law there are different degrees of intent and they are punished accordingly. Otherwise I agree with you. I'm not asking for a 6-month ban btw, I haven't seen how it happened.

@GenericBoonenFan

What do you think? I watched the footage, same as you did. Apparently we arrived at different conclusions.
 
Just who the hell does Kittel think he is to opine on how long someone should be banned? And, as usual, there's another side to the story. Kittel was just the one to cry louder and first.
 
How many times has Mark Cavendish elbowed people and don't get me started on Bouhanni. The peloton is insane at times esp in times of stress. I remember a few years ago Manuel Quinziato slapping some guy around the head in RVV or maybe it was Paris Roubaix becasue the other rider caused a crash

Kittel is a prim madonna
 
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HelloDolly said:
How many times has Mark Cavendish elbowed people and don't get me started on Bouhanni. The peloton is insane at times esp in times of stress. I remember a few years ago Manuel Quinziato slapping some guy around the head in RVV or maybe it was Paris Roubaix becasue the other rider caused a crash

Kittel is a prim madonna
One of my fav's was Renshaw doing some massive headbutts while leading Cav out. I think it was the 2010 Tour...hilarious.
 
There is many reason not to like Kittel, but I'd be angry if I got elbowed for no particular reason as well (lets assume that). Kittel seems like a nice guy tho in the interviews and the recent GCN episode where he comes across as pretty down to earth. But you've also got to have some personality when you are a fast man. Many riders I dislike much more like him, thats for sure. Gerrans springs to mind per usual.
 
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carolina said:
Flamin said:
So first Kittel goes whining about a 6-month ban and then he starts acting all tough on twitter? That's hilarious.

https://mobile.twitter.com/marcelkittel/status/827142340603179008
Acting tough?

If I got my *** kicked by someone that weights less 15 kg then me, I wouldn't put that all over social media :rolleyes:
It was already all over it before the end of the race. He's basically implying that he could have whooped his ass (as if being heavier means per definition that you're stronger :eek:) but chose not to. Or how else would you interpret this??
 

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