Not necessarily, but the economic incentives and media exposure offered by Sky/Murdoch make the issue a thorny one for the cycling establishment. On the other hand, should these prevail, there is another issue and that's the fans on the roads, which the economic incentive and media exposure can't control.Wiggo's Package said:Indeedrhubroma said:Exactly, and it just goes to show what hands move the reigns of this sport. Vegni is attempting to exploit a feeble UCI policy for his own advantage, but not the sport's, to legitmize his ferverent desire to have Froome at all costs at the start line of the Giro in Jerusalem this May (and a convenient alibi when Froome recieves his ban to justify his prior decision).Wiggo's Package said:If Froome's AAF is unresolved then "he can ride" is the default positionRollthedice said:As far as I understand he says he wants some kind of official confirmation from UCI that Froome can ride. I have no idea how this is possible.webvan said:"especially on the request presented by Team Sky."
What "request" have they made ? To the UCI ?
Besides if nothing happens till the Giro, Froome will be free to ride, everyone knows that so the UCI will be able to confirm he is not suspended but that wouldn't prevent a retrospective ban. Something must have been lost in translation.
Can't see the UCI sticking their neck out and trying to stop Froome riding given the blowback from Cookson's ill-judged attempt to stop Krueziger riding in analogous circumstances
The Giro organisers will have to make the call themselves if it's going to happen. But they're conscious that a legal challenge from Froome will likely result. So they're trying to put the UCI on the end of that writ. Not gonna work though
As you say, however, not gonna work.
There's alot of manouvering going on right now. In public and in private
But Froome's best/only play is to string it out. And hope the UCI and the GT organisers cave in
And given the public statements of the big UCI/GT players I think the Dawg/the Morgan might be winning so far