I would have given him a symbolical fine, like 100 Swiss francs or something. Otherwise it might create a precedent. Are riders allowed from now on to hit obnoxious spectators? What about the devil in the Tour de France? Doesn't he deserve a punch? :twisted:Koronin said:Glad they didn't give him a penalty. However, I do think the spectator needed a punch.
your "/s" indicates you are being sarcastic, but what you're saying isn't that far fetched at all. It's the organizer's responsibillity to ensure the riders are safe, that they get to compete in a fair environment where they get to defend their chances equally. This isn't Mario Kart or Death Race where there are obstacles in the parcours trying to take out contenders. So if the organization deems themselves qualified to hand out fines, they should also be liable on the other end. Or they simply say it's a matter for the justice system.glassmoon said:The ones that were given fines for such "human behavior" in the past should sue UCI for damages/discrimination /s