I just read JVs take on this. Though not a fan of JVs version of other things in life, this is definitely fishy and in the end favouring Bardet and penalising a direct competitor. Not nice.deValtos said:Cannondale employee to be correct, he isn't part of the team staff, they don't know the guy. JV says the team staff would not make that mistake as they were all briefed. But ok I can see that being an issue.Rollthedice said:Who is Marien? JV recognized Uran did get the bottle from a team employee.deValtos said:"Marien's first response was that he didn’t care if the feed came from a small child or anyone, the penalty would still be the same"Rollthedice said:Isn't it that you can take a bottle from a spectator but it is forbidden to get one from your team? Uran got one from a Cannondale guy while Bardet clearly has one from a fan.
Not to mention Uran didn't even get his bottle from a team member.
Marien is the head of the UCI jury on this race.
You also have Bennet who didn't take a drink, only poured it on himself. Bardet actually did take a drink.
Something ain't right regardless of which angle you want to tackle it from.