Let the mocking commence!
It would have been less of a problem if they actually got their fcking sht together and acted on things that were actually important instead of making stupid rules and acting on them.Actually, I think it would have been less of a problem if she had been insta-DQed.
Wouldn't have crossed the line first then.
However I do think it'd result in less drama if it was a fine/"commissar tells you to knock it off" thing a la team car drafting, rather than a post-race DQ.
It doesn't make sense because there have been no problems with it to my knowledge and it is a rule against offensive cycling, as it is a rule in favor of the peloton and against the offensive riders. It would make sense to disallow this when riding in a bunch, but i have never seen riders use this position in a bunch, only when someone is pulling the peloton for long stretches. Even if that is for some reason not feasible, then the real problem is that they take zero action against organizers putting dangerous road furniture in sprint stage finales and skimping on other safety measures and decent boardings that do more harm than good. It simply doesn't get more hypocritical.If they banned clip-on aerobars because they didn't want people riding in aero position in mass start races, it makes sense why they'd disallow this because if anything it's less safe.
I think a post-race fine/points penalty are probably more reasonable unless it's a serious breach that makes the result invalid.
I can get them not wanting an insta-DQ because that gives them time to review and there being an "on-the-road" result also allows the offender to appeal, but it's never a satisfying conclusion when that happens.
Another ship had sailed in the 2020 Tour of Poland... didn't do anything in the long run though. They are still using the same crappy boardings, and riders are still swerving and shoving.Stupid rule obviously but now that it has been enforced in such a big way, the ship has sailed on taking the laid back approach for future instances.
I agree although I think sprinting is a bit more complicated by the nature of how it works, but I’m sure there are very egregious examples.Another ship had sailed in the 2020 Tour of Poland... didn't do anything in the long run though. They are still using the same crappy boardings, and riders are still swerving and shoving.
Another ship had sailed in the 2020 Tour of Poland... didn't do anything in the long run though. They are still using the same crappy boardings, and riders are still swerving and shoving.
That wasn't UCI, that was i think Flanders Classics, and they are using those yellow barriers i assume you are taking about.And that's what annoys me. Last year it was a whole big deal about how they were gonna use those boplan barriers, seemingly to show they had learned. This year; business as usual.
I think RHD is referring to how the Tour of Poland organisers heralded an arrangement with Boplan to use the big yellow barriers and other safety equipment in the races following the more than justified backlash after the finish in Katowice in 2020. However this year they used them close to the finish but still had finishes that were still not safe at all and not to uci guidelines.That wasn't UCI, that was i think Flanders Classics, and they are using those yellow barriers i assume you are taking about.