Sure? He retired like 2 years ago (or more - c19 years are "funny"). But Belgian he is not.
The Philip Hindes defence? Yeah, it's gonna happen. But the pedal sponsor and the shoe sponsor might have something to say on that.so all that happens is one rider sprints, the other one goes oh no my foot unclipped just as I ramped up
Between the "two-man breakaway understanding: "I get (or solidify) the jersey, you get the stage
Does it matter whether he personally wants it or not?fmk-Rol doesn't want such a rule, he has made his position clear in other posts - in fact nobody wants such a rule. He's just in his usual mode.
Does it matter whether he personally wants it or not?
wrong sport, yes, but actually one that tried to ban team orders. It didn't work out, though, and I also can't see how it would in cycling.Fernando is faster than you! Can you confirm you understood that message?
Wait, wrong sport!
An important rule in the world of horse racing is the non-triers rule, which requires a jockey to make the required effort in order to gain the best possible result. Cycling has no such comparable rule and throughout the history of the sport riders have 'gifted' wins to other riders.
Is it time for cycling to take a leaf out of horse racing's rule book? At the finish of every race, every rider must be seen to be making the required effort to achieve result instead of just sitting up and letting some else finish ahead of them?
Of course, that wasn't the case with Roglic and Evenepoel. Otherwise, it would have been a pretty weird conversation:
PR: "Let's make a deal; you help me stay away from my worst GC rivals, you get the stage."
RE: "I am your worst GC rival!"
Roglic didn't!it's enough to "miss" one of the last corners, without crashing obvs, and cross the line a few seconds after your winning team mate.
also, what can the UCI race commissaires about the last stage in Catalunya? at least they sprinted
Fantastic gift to a Good Friend
Sounds like a rule that is directly for the purpose of ensuring betting integrity. I don't like the idea of any rule being created just for gambling. Put money on Laporte if you think WvA will gift him the stage IMO.
They should allow us double emojis in this forum!!!UCI supercomputers are busy processing sock height data
Possibly? Say it isn't so, Joe!Last Sunday, Wout possibly gifted the victory to Laporte
I like the idea of leaders gifting minor races to their support riders as a "thanks in advance" just before a big race, like Landa gifting Asturias to Carapaz before the Giro 2019.
Possibly? Say it isn't so, Joe!
„Possibly“, because we cannot know if Wout would have beaten Laporte in a final sprint.
Wout was better on the last hill, and led more in the finale, but we cannot know the possible result if both would have decided to not cooperate.