Tour de France 2019 stage 17: Pont du Gard > Gap 200 km

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Cance > TheRest said:
Outrageous decision to dsq Martin and Rowe. But I guess two of Pinot and Alaphilippe's main rivals now have one domestique less for help...
I wonder why they disqualified Rowe. For me it looked like he didn't do anything at all but be blocked.

After his ridiculous Flanders DSQ last year he must really feel hard done by.
 
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tobydawq said:
Cance > TheRest said:
Outrageous decision to dsq Martin and Rowe. But I guess two of Pinot and Alaphilippe's main rivals now have one domestique less for help...
I wonder why they disqualified Rowe. For me it looked like he didn't do anything at all but be blocked.

After his ridiculous Flanders DSQ last year he must really feel hard done by.
From the looks of it, he punched/hit Martin on the back after being blocked.

Good riddance I says.
 
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RedheadDane said:
I'm in two-minds regarding Asgreen.
Yes; it would be cool if he won - especially after all the work he's been doing - but, eh... I kind of think DQ has enough victories, and... I like things to be fair. Or at least as fair as possible.
What does “fair” men in the context of sport? The strongest, luckiest and most clever win, your comment makes no sense at all. Unless you’re talking budget or clinic related stuff.
 
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hrotha said:
tobydawq said:
Cance > TheRest said:
Outrageous decision to dsq Martin and Rowe. But I guess two of Pinot and Alaphilippe's main rivals now have one domestique less for help...
I wonder why they disqualified Rowe. For me it looked like he didn't do anything at all but be blocked.

After his ridiculous Flanders DSQ last year he must really feel hard done by.
From the looks of it, he punched/hit Martin on the back after being blocked.

Good riddance I says.
Yeah, I have seen it now (I hadn't noticed it before at all). Totally fair expulsion. Martin's seems a bit harsh.
 
That seems very harsh if that those were the only incidents. Yeah, Martin cuts Rowe up and nearly puts him the crowd, but was it on purpose? And there didn’t look like there was a punch thrown.

Helps Pinot and Alaphilippe though... :lol:
 
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Ridicolous dsq for Martin and Rowe. I just hope there is no an ulterior motive, bit it is a very strange decision...
 
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tobydawq said:
hrotha said:
tobydawq said:
Cance > TheRest said:
Outrageous decision to dsq Martin and Rowe. But I guess two of Pinot and Alaphilippe's main rivals now have one domestique less for help...
I wonder why they disqualified Rowe. For me it looked like he didn't do anything at all but be blocked.

After his ridiculous Flanders DSQ last year he must really feel hard done by.
From the looks of it, he punched/hit Martin on the back after being blocked.

Good riddance I says.
Yeah, I have seen it now (I hadn't noticed it before at all). Totally fair expulsion. Martin's seems a bit harsh.
Stupid decision, complete over reaction
 
So using UCI regulations got those 2 got thrown out the race but MAL got away with more or less bludgeoning a fan at the side of the road in the GIRO. They're trying their best for a French winner in this race :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
wheresmybrakes said:
So using UCI regulations got those 2 got thrown out the race but MAL got away with more or less bludgeoning a fan at the side of the road in the GIRO. They're trying their best for a French winner in this race :lol: :lol: :lol:
You do know the juries are made up of different people (none of them French at the Tour), and that rules are open to personal interpretation? It's not at all remarkable that different juries have different criteria.

I guess it's easier and more convenient to blame some conspiracy theory or THE FRENCH rather than ask why Rowe and Martin did what they did.
 
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Fair decision. Rowe first did a body check on Kruijswijk and then tried to hit Martin. Also Martin shouldn't try to push Rowe into the crowd and is it fair that he is disqualified.
 
hrotha said:
wheresmybrakes said:
So using UCI regulations got those 2 got thrown out the race but MAL got away with more or less bludgeoning a fan at the side of the road in the GIRO. They're trying their best for a French winner in this race :lol: :lol: :lol:
You do know the juries are made up of different people (none of them French at the Tour), and that rules are open to personal interpretation? It's not at all remarkable that different juries have different criteria.

I guess it's easier and more convenient to blame some conspiracy theory or THE FRENCH rather than ask why Rowe and Martin did what they did.
Out of interest, where did he blame the French in his post?
 
Hayabusa said:
hrotha said:
wheresmybrakes said:
So using UCI regulations got those 2 got thrown out the race but MAL got away with more or less bludgeoning a fan at the side of the road in the GIRO. They're trying their best for a French winner in this race :lol: :lol: :lol:
You do know the juries are made up of different people (none of them French at the Tour), and that rules are open to personal interpretation? It's not at all remarkable that different juries have different criteria.

I guess it's easier and more convenient to blame some conspiracy theory or THE FRENCH rather than ask why Rowe and Martin did what they did.
Out of interest, where did he blame the French in his post?
If we're going to get absurdly and overly literal, I said "blame some conspiracy theory or THE FRENCH", so he doesn't need to be blaming the French himself for my post to apply.

But if they're trying their best for a French winner, you'd think there's some Frenchmen somewhere exerting some degree of pressure to that end, providing an incentive for the UCI or otherwise boosting the Tour's commercial ratings and being the reason a French winner would be desirable.
 

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