Unfortunate for him that it wasn't a monument.
Well, Tirreno is out of the question since it starts before PN would end, meaning he isn't eligible like Alexandre said. Being DQ'ed probably won't count as an exception to that rule.sir fly said:I'm sure the decision is made in good faith. Bardet should accept it in the same spirit and head to Italy.Alexandre B. said:DSQ at Paris-Nice.
That's a really huge blow for him, and I don't think he´ll be eligible for Tirreno. That might force him to race Catalunya.
Usually you get lies, rationalizations, and excuses. I already liked him but I'm more of a fan now. Good for him for owning it."We made a mistake due to the fact we weren't thinking straight at a key moment in the stage, mainly as a result of my crash and the circumstances of a fantastic and animated stage," Bardet said. "I am deeply sorry for my actions because nothing justifies taking advantage of the extensive assistance I received from the team car for mechanical repairs."
Possibly. But in a race situation you don't always take the most sensible decision. Everybody make mistakes. The difference is in how they handle them.movingtarget said:
I can't help but thinking that maybe this showcased the disadvantages of being the "local darling". French TV sure did focus a lot on him, while completely ignoring the other guy who'd crashed; a guy who's a two-times winner of the race.Tonton said:Bardet had no choice but be honest and own it: the entire time, the French TV focused on him, it was there for all to see. So I don't give him a badge of honor, but I understand his explanation: falling with 22 km to go, in panic mode, anybody can make bad decisions...