TdF Abandons

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Did anyone of the 'riding injured' not make it through today? Kudos to those who did. I didn't watch but I read someone with a wrist injury was riding with only one hand on the handlebars!!!
 
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Gigs_98 said:
AlexNYC said:
Dowsett arrived injured today. Hopefully it's not bad enough to cause him to exit the Tour as Movistar need him for the TTT.
If he abandons that would be a disaster for quintana
he won't but he will be 5% at that ttt :(
 
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Escarabajo said:
Gigs_98 said:
AlexNYC said:
Dowsett arrived injured today. Hopefully it's not bad enough to cause him to exit the Tour as Movistar need him for the TTT.
If he abandons that would be a disaster for quintana
I won't matter if he is really hurt anyway!
he has some time to recover so if it isn't bad enough to abandon he will probably be very helpful in the TTT
 
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Moviestar said:
Really a big blunder to have the TTT after such hectic stages. Tomorrow will be another battlefield with crashes. Orica already has 6 riders left, so it means they could only lose one rider in the difficult TTT, impossible!
I have wondered before and again now: what if a team doesn't have enough riders to qualify in the TTT? Do they just need everyone, whether that's five or four or even less?
 
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Vasilis said:
Moviestar said:
Really a big blunder to have the TTT after such hectic stages. Tomorrow will be another battlefield with crashes. Orica already has 6 riders left, so it means they could only lose one rider in the difficult TTT, impossible!
I have wondered before and again now: what if a team doesn't have enough riders to qualify in the TTT? Do they just need everyone, whether that's five or four or even less?
As I understand it, if the team has less than five members left, the last rider home counts for the time.
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
Vasilis said:
Moviestar said:
Really a big blunder to have the TTT after such hectic stages. Tomorrow will be another battlefield with crashes. Orica already has 6 riders left, so it means they could only lose one rider in the difficult TTT, impossible!
I have wondered before and again now: what if a team doesn't have enough riders to qualify in the TTT? Do they just need everyone, whether that's five or four or even less?
As I understand it, if the team has less than five members left, the last rider home counts for the time.
The TDF rulebook says:

For the team classification, the time of the 5th man on each team is recorded 5 times. In the event where a team no longer has at least 5 riders, those remaining in the race are required to complete the course within the permitted finishing time provided for in Article 22 (Coefficient 6).
Article 22 is just the cut-off times for each stage, so basically having fewer than five riders is fine. The UCI say you must have at least 2 riders for a TTT, although amusingly they also say you can have as many as 10 - what race would that be?!
 

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