- Jun 16, 2009
I'm glad that little idiot Renshaw is out. They should also disqualify Cav's victory and penalize the team.
gerigeri said:Maybe you don't like Renshaw, but I watched several times the last minute on Eurosport. It is very clear from the helicopter view that Julian Dean started to cross Renshaw's straight line, that means Julian Dean did a mistake. That what Renshaw signalled to him, the first two time only with a light touch. But JD still kept left, so Renshaw hit third time to let him know it is his way. I don't think Renshaw did anything wrong. It is better to "headbutt" someone than allow him crossing and than crash. BTW, when Cavendish crossed one other rider's way, it was clearly his fault, why it is not the same now?
What Renshaw did after that incident was much more dangerious: he crossed Farrar's line, Farrar had to push him away...
The decision is ridiculous...
NickofLouse said:I feel as if the battle head-butting between Dean and Renshaw was a legit tactic since Dean deviated from his line. However Renshaw deviated from his line as soon as Farrar began to come around him and almost put him into the barriers.
I disagree with DQing Renshaw but I also feel that regulating him on the stage wasn't enough. Renshaw's aggressive sprinting reduced any chance any other sprinter from claiming victory from Cavendish.
eurotrash said:T....but those are the rules.
Willy_Voet said:You Cav slurpers need new glasses. Officials had it right.
1. HTC train deviated right (stage left). Check the paint on the ground and distance from the barriers.
2. The "elbow" Dean gave was nothing. He didn't lean (I'm not even sure the elbow made contact.)
3. Renshaw headbutts 3 times, then deviates further right.
4. Renshaw looks back, sees Farrar coming then deviates left.
montel said:There is a pretty good replay on YouTube titled:
"Tour De france stage 11 Mark Cavendish Fast Win. Team Columbia Sensational Headbut 375Meter Sprint "
battaglin said:He only stopped FARRAR and Cav had gone before that.If Renshaw hadn't knocked Dean both him and Cav would have been in the barriers.Cav had his wits about him and went when he seen what was happening.Petacchi was no way impeded,maybe Farrar could have passed him but no way would he have caught Cav.
ps totally bad decision after only looking at it once,typical of suits,and no appeal either,what a load of cobblers.