What are you on about? These bonus seconds were there anyway, Bernal was alone in front, so why would he not get the bonus seconds that he earned within the race? If you think Yates would have stayed with him if he had something to gain at the top of the climb, like the stage victory, check the mountains classification and you'll know that he did have something to gain. It doesn't make any sense to take away bonus seconds in one place because of something that happens elsewhere.yaco said:The difference is that Alaphalippe attacked on the climb to ultimately win the stage and to hopefully obtain the yellow jersey and there were no landslides - if there happened to be a problem on that particular stage i would expect there would be no bonus seconds.Libertine Seguros said:There were automatic bonuses at the top of Iseran, like the ones Alaphilippe picked up in the first week.yaco said:Ultimately you shouldn't be awarding bonus seconds on the second last climb because the stage was still in motion and no rider had been informed that the stage would be cancelled Alaphillippe was 90 seconds clear of Bernal at the start of the day - He made 2 min and 10 seconds at the finish of the climb which is 130 seconds - So by my reckoning Bernal should be 40 seconds clear of Alaphalippe and not 48 seconds. And if you look at the stage results - yates is 13 seconds behind Bernal and in fact Yates was not 13 seconds behind at the top of the climb - I suggest you check the stage classifications.Pharazon said:they wern't stage winner bonus seconds. the 8s bernal got were at the top of that climb anyway, not matter if it was the stage finish or notyaco said:My only query with the stage cancellation is the decision to give bonus seconds - This is a blunder by the officials.
Now, whether you think giving bonus seconds atop climbs is a stupid artificiality introduced to paper over the cracks of poor route design in a desperate bid to entice some racing from a soporific péloton is another question.