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I actually think this is a pretty sensible compromise. I'm curious how that "3 minute neutralization" would work with riders all over the road.
Agree, they‘ve come up with the genius idea: if the weather is extreme, it‘s extreme and we neutralize, if it‘s just normal weather, we don’t do that. I‘m interested in how this will be applied though. Will the CPA representative and an RCS representative go to the top of Umbrail to check the weather or do they just decide it at random?

By the way, three minute neutralization means Quintana gets three minutes. Duh…
 
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Luckily there will be a race and this won‘t be the podium tomorrow.
 
I feel that the elements must be taken into consideration and on the race day. Back in the day, where you could still put half an hour into competition, then riding down some mountain could still be measured. In this day and age, due to all advances in cycling, it's full gas like all the time, for the whole peloton. Realistically cycling was not made for that. This are hence new circumstances and they should be addressed appropriately.
 
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Well, yes, but cycling races usually take place with the possibility of thunderstorms, because it misses the race most of the time and you just can‘t predict where the downpour will happen.

The race organisation has the latest meteorological information, so they will know if lightning is around. Normal rule of the thumb is if the lightining is within 10km then the race will be neutralised until the lightning has passed. Then again some on this forum will say the riders need to be brave and heroic.
 
The race organisation has the latest meteorological information, so they will know if lightning is around. Normal rule of the thumb is if the lightining is within 10km then the race will be neutralised until the lightning has passed. Then again some on this forum will say the riders need to be brave and heroic.
the lightning protocol often comes into effect in US sports, but in Europe I can't remember a single event getting cancelled or interrupted because of it
 
the lightning protocol often comes into effect in US sports, but in Europe I can't remember a single event getting cancelled or interrupted because of it
Germany vs Slovakia football game in 2016 restarted 25 minutes later after halftime but the pitch was also soaked, so they couldn’t have played on earlier anyway. 2022 or 2023 Cro Race had one massive deluge where they didn‘t interrupt it. You can see I‘m out of examples.
 
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Of course they're not going to change the course because of lightning. I understand people are scared of it but it's just electricity, literally the same thing you activate when you flip on a light switch. It would be extremely hypocritical to glorify en vogue electrical vehicles for "green" reasons but then be against it when it comes to racing.
Whut????
Lol..

But it is too much of it. And much more than the switch that you flip!
 
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