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I suspect they are working to get it up to 12 stages.

with a rest day or two presumably ? or maybe more of these duo stages in one day. as 10 has largely been the maximum number of stages of late, the Giro Donne did 12/13 in the late 90s/early00s but it wasnt sustainable

and theres an element of got to maximise the media exposure the start and finish need to be set to get the biggest audience which traditionally seems to be Sundays.
 
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Entirely unacceptable paintjob, which should see MVDP stripped of his World Championship title by the UCI!!


If you are to do the custom WC bike it needs to be tasteful and strictly in band-formation only.

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From a distance, you won't be able to see the individual splotches, so it will look like a regular band-formation.
Not sure why you're using a bike that has nothing on the frame as an example how you think it should be done.
From a distance it will look like a toddler has broken into the garage and oh no what have you done with your fathers nice white bike!!!
 
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Yellow card system could be a career ender for the likes of Philipsen and Groenewegen.
Do they go into detail on the yellow card system at all? Bringing refereeing into cycling seems dangerous.

Other than sprints, what actions in the last year or so would’ve warranted a yellow card? Taking a corner too fast or attacking on Poggio descent? Or just aggressive behavior between riders?

Edit - didn’t see the images in the post at first
 
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Bringing refereeing into cycling seems dangerous.
"These yellow cards will represent a sanction but will not physically exist", is what it says in the press release. So there won't be a real referee with cards, I'm afraid, following the race on an e-bike ;).

About the kind of infringements it says "Race Commissaires will therefore be able to issue these yellow cards for any offence likely to pose a risk to the safety of the competition. The 21 race incidents concerned are listed in article 2.12.007 of the UCI Regulations".

2.12.007 includes all kind of stuff (on from page 104):

 
Do they go into detail on the yellow card system at all? Bringing refereeing into cycling seems dangerous.

Other than sprints, what actions in the last year or so would’ve warranted a yellow card? Taking a corner too fast or attacking on Poggio descent? Or just aggressive behavior between riders?
Page 103, though I imagine the offences pertain to safety aspects rather than "Use of a non-compliant clothing"

 
In practice, the yellow card system as proposed is going to change (next to) nothing under the current interpretation of the rules. How many riders have received relevant punishments twice in the same race, three times in a month or six times in a year?
Isn't the whole point that this should discourage riders from riding dangerously? Thus, if they have a yellow card, they might be more inclined to behave.
 
Isn't the whole point that this should discourage riders from riding dangerously? Thus, if they have a yellow card, they might be more inclined to behave.
The problem is that it isn’t much of a discouragement when you need to accumulate rules violations at virtually, if not entirely, unprecedented rates to even be at risk of being affected by the yellow card system. Either they needed to set the limits lower (something along the lines of 2 within 30 days, 3 within 3 months or 5 within a year) or they needed to tie it in with a tightening of the way in which the rules are applied. Because now it sadly seems to me like it isn’t going to help much, if at all.
 
In practice, the yellow card system as proposed is going to change (next to) nothing under the current interpretation of the rules. How many riders have received relevant punishments twice in the same race, three times in a month or six times in a year?
Either it’s going to be largely irrelevant due to never being used, or they’ll be tightening up enforcement a great deal. I really don’t think either of those 2 options is a good thing.

The stuff causing crashes has been completely unrelated in most cases and relegations/DQs are already happening regularly anyway so that won’t change much.