god im still so mad. first i was disappointed that they cut the fedaia, but then i got over it and was enjoying the finale and then the damn tv pictures went out. i took off from work to watch it too. ugh.
Weather should be better tomorrow, a few showers, probably a bit warmer.A question particularly for those with great knowledge of the region I have is what is/was the weather forecast like for tomorrow at advance notice this morning.
My idea is that they could have designated today as the rest day at short notice and shift the entire stage as planned to Tuesday if conditions were likely to be significantly better 24 hours later.
I get that TV schedules would be an issue but the integrity of the race route is more important than the viewers seeing it and after all we saw only half the stage and virtually none of the key moves as it was.
Only from Bernal???Now I finally get what that "Remco using Giro as a part of learning curve" is all about.
It's always best to watch things with your eyes and there's a lot for him to take from Bernal's performance here.
I might be missing something, but it'd seem the main difference is that the panel wouldn't be comprised of road cycling stakeholders delegates, right?I’m KB. The current protocol requires a meeting between the organisers reps, riders reps, team reps, uci reps and commissaires reps. Pretty much everyone involved has a vested interest in a particular decision. using an independent panel who assess the situation at the start of the day and determine that the race is safe to proceed would remove any competing interests. This is what is currently done for anti-doping, which was set up specifically because of worries about rider safety, and in other industries. It’s not “another entity” as it replaces the current meeting between stakeholders The EWP requires.
I'm very skeptical there's any method that works in the sense of tweaking regulations, adding a panel, removing a panel, and so on.If it is not working now, that is the perfect time to devise a method that does work
That was my point: if you're not willing to accept the risk of stages needing modifications/neutralizations mid-race, as the person I responded seems to suggest, then you might as well not design stages as this one. If one wants to keep high elevation stages as part of routes, as everyone does, then that risk is impossible to evade.I don't think that is warranted. You can design the stages, you just have to be willing to set a reasonable standard for implementing alterations when the situations dictate. Sometimes it will be beyond anybody's control, that is just the cost of operating sports competitions.
Thanks sharing that!!Not sure if it was shared here but Rai uploaded 30 mins of moto 1 on their site. It's only for Italy tho.
If you want to see it, use a VPN or use VLC with the link provided in this tweet, it worked for me(Media > Open Network Stream)
One of the last thing I'd call Bernal is cocky. Seems like a very down to earth and grateful guy.Congratulations to Egan Arley Bernal Gómez for winning queen stage.
Yesterday i still had some hopes Yates will offer some resistance. That is out of the picture now. I guess i will just enjoy week 3. Observing cocky and smiling Bernal and some Ineos dominance. Gotta hand it to them.
Dunno know about you, but I see bare legs and hands.
For some historical context of racing conducted in the mountains in atrocious conditions I suggest you watch stage 15 of the 1998 TdF or the 1988 Gavia stage won by Andy Hampsten.
If I recall that 1998 stage over the Galibier, Bobby Julich overshot a hairpin on the descent of the Galibier in pursuit on Pantani.
If today was worse conditions then the race organizers made the right decision. But that isn't what I am reading. Bike racing is inherently dangerous. But these are professionals supported by professional teams.
Seems like they made a little mistake there, though. The finish times are not correct for most (everyone apart from Caruso and Bardet is 27s too far behind Bernal), so neither are those for the descents, I guess.Times on the descent towards Cortina
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