Yeah that just doesn’t make sense, these things need to be sorted out ASAP to avoid the shambles of today.VAR takes over an hour in cycling ? That's even slower than in football
You mean, in general - that winning after the disqualification of an opponent is a bad thing? Or is it because the jury's decision in this case is unpopular?In some way I also feel sorry for Battistella. Yes, he's the official UCI U23 Road World Champion, but I suspect he'll always been known as the guy who got the title because another was DQed.
I suppose it's a good thing he's moving up to the WT next year, so he'll never get to ride in the jersey... (or at least not much.)
Bit different, Landis swallowed a bunch of pills that would make Armstrong jealous. Meanwhile Eekhoff drafted behind a car, which every pro has done atleast hundreds of times before retiring.You mean, in general - that winning after the disqualification of an opponent is a bad thing? Or is it because the jury's decision in this case is unpopular?
Oscar Pereiro won the Tour de France after Landis was stripped of his victory. I've never felt pity for Pereiro because of that.
Well, I don't. Many don't. But there is a long tradition in pro cycling of supporting the riders no matter how many rules they break. So I suppose a lot of enthusiasts will still be angry at the UCI because of this - despite the clear violation.I hate how this all happened but do we want it to be ok to draft behind your team car for over 2 minutes?
The problem here is, that the DS was simply pushing his luck, it seems. Yes, we all know "it happens". Drafting is done all the time after a crash or a mechanical. But for two minutes, and supposedly (from what i read on other forums, like Wielerflits) at speeds of 100km/h... sorry, then you simply are taking advantage and you KNOW the UCI can't let that slide, because if they do, then everybody will do it. Instead of 30 seconds at 70km/h, everybody will be going 100 for 2 minutes; and why stop there.At this point just disband the UCI all together. They keep messing up everything. What a disgrace today was.
Yup those damn Anglos! Also interesting an Italian and a Swiss were members of the Commissaires Panel ... as well as the small town mayor's brother!!!He was banned for drafting, not a sticky bottle, just the Anglos making sure one of their own is on the podium, hope him and the agent wins the lawsuit.
Here are UCI's own rules of what to do in case a rider taking advantage of a slipstream behind a vehicle, make up your own minds.
I can't believe you took the bait. He had that one teed up and ready to go.Honestly can’t tell if you’re being serious or not. If you are, then I ask you to take a deep breath, remember that this was four years ago and adequately punished, and calm down. Hatred of complete strangers, according to various made up studies, is the number one cause of madness in members of cycling forums.
It seems to have crept into normal road riding outside of races too, I've seen idiots drafting cars that don't know they're there at 50-60kph on the way to the local crit track. And this was in traffic too, if the car brakes suddenly they're getting sandwiched between two cars. Nuts.I will add that for as much as I think they flubbed the execution, and that Eekhoff earned his stripes, this is still a step in the right direction. Caravan surfing is stupid dangerous and often just as fickle as the misfortunes it supposedly addresses.
I've seen a video (which was actually in the live broadcast because i remember seeing it, thinking he was going insanely fast) where he's being slingshot from behind the car, at an insane speed, blasts past the caravan, which in turn had other riders draft in between cars at a normal speed. He blasts past them as if they were standing still. Then, as his speed starts to drop, the car pulls back up again, andI agree with eyeballs out , but I just saw a video and DQ was the correct decision. I feel like the UCI needs to be more consistent with motorpacing rules, but this was clearly a violation.
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