Thought I saw a picture of Merlier winning with Nizzolo among those behind? Maybe some site was using an old photo
They need the permission of the organizers of the race in which they abandoned. RCS gave Merlier that permission.Cyclingnews used the Merlier pic from the Giro on their Facebook post about the result.
Happens all the time, websites use a pic of the winner, winning a race, and then update their post later when they get a pic from the finish line of the race.
Still, I thought there was a rule that came in a couple years ago that riders couldn't start another race until the stage race they had abandoned was complete?
Can’t say fairer than that, i suppose.They need the permission of the organizers of the race in which they abandoned. RCS gave Merlier that permission.
Merlier could have been too tired to continue but even so do not have to stay in bed for the rest of the Giro. That would be like if you were home from school for one day in third grade because of a cold and then still couldn't go outside to play one week later.Absoultely disgraceful a rider can enter a Grand Tour, quit after a week of flat stages due to 'fatigue', then enter and win another race days later
The rule about it was brought in after the likes of Cipo taking off a week into the Tour and just generally taking the piss. I think there were also issues more recently with sprinters ditching the latter stages of some week-long races to ride in Belgium at the weekend etc.Merlier could have been too tired to continue but even so do not have to stay in bed for the rest of the Giro. That would be like if you were home from school for one day in third grade because of a cold and then still couldn't go outside to play one week later.
|1||LAUK Karl Patrick||Estonia||14||20||4:07:36|
|2||BOGUSLAWSKI Marceli||Mazowsze Serce Polski||5||12||0:07|
|3||TZORTZAKIS Polychronis||Kuwait Pro Cycling Team||3||7||0:08|
|4||MURIAS Jakub||Voster ATS Team||5||0:12|
|9||JUNTUNEN Antti-Jussi||Ampler Development Team||0:26|
|10||GIBSON Matthew||Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling||0:27|
So, this is a bit random... but I'm guessing Movistar is not actually doing the Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau. Because not only is there a rule prohibiting a rider from riding for a national selection if his trade team is riding, even if he's not selected for his trade team's lineup, I think a rider representing both his trade team, and a national selection at the same time would definitely be frowned up:
He loves the race so much he's going to ride it twice, presumably. PCS often have trouble with national teams, and Jacobs seems to be the only one who's actually riding for a UCI licensed team.