The behaviour of Sagan is understable, but is wrong and he must be punished.Jancouver said:So Sagan got taken down by a moto and UCI slapped him with two fines for "unsportsmanlike" conduct.
No wonder he was furious kicking and screaming. This was a stage for him.
Enough with the UCI bureaucrats already, geez, I really hope they will make they own "league" and bring some sense to this BS.
Accidents happen. Admittedly it's happening far too often, but what you just suggested would ruin the driver's life (let's say Sagan is out of action for 2-3 weeks - that's 160-240k Euros, which I would imagine is about 5-10 years salary after taxes), which is far worse than what he did to Sagan - prevent him a win, cause him some pain, and severely reduce his chances for the world championships, but ultimately he'll be back soon enough.Jancouver said:
By the time you post again, he'll have retiredOld Cog said:300f fine for bringing the sport the sport into disrepute? Far as I could see he only hit stuff`: assaults on people were purely verbal. Not sure how mouthing off and punching a car brings more disrepute on professional cycling than race vehicles running riders down.
I'm no fan of the cocky young git, but that fine is out of order, in my opinion.
If anyone cares to organise a whip round to cover it, I'll chip in a fiver.
I think you have to get to level 5 in GTA ....mikez said:Does anyone know what, if any, training is required to be a moto driver for pro races? Obviously, some moto riders are necessary, without the TV coverage motos provide there will be no sponsors and there need to be some for race administrative support, but are there too many? I don't know but obviously, rider training needs to be stepped up and there needs to be a hard look at how many motos and other support vehicles really need to be on course with the races.
This. The riders need to band together and form a common interest association.SafeBet said:Until there'a rider association that actually does something about it, nothing will change. Same for the safety issue of the parcours.
Complaining on Twitter is not enough.