UCI to ban supertuck descending starting April 1st.

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“We banned the (super-tuck) positions because the riders explained it can give up to 14 per cent benefit and if you don’t use it at the top of a mountain, you can be left behind. But it’s dangerous and the riders said that their wives are not happy when they see them using it.”
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“It’ll be like a red card in football. If the race commissaire can see it or if the Video Referee sees it, the rider can be put out of the race,” he explained.

 
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“We banned the (super-tuck) positions because the riders explained it can give up to 14 per cent benefit and if you don’t use it at the top of a mountain, you can be left behind. But it’s dangerous and the riders said that their wives are not happy when they see them using it.”
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“It’ll be like a red card in football. If the race commissaire can see it or if the Video Referee sees it, the rider can be put out of the race,” he explained.

“And the riders said that their wives are not happy when they see them using it.” !! I guess it’s bad enough having 5 hours a day in the saddle resulting in some erectile dysfunction, they’re drawing the line re: getting balls bashed on the top tube ;)
 
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“We banned the (super-tuck) positions because the riders explained it can give up to 14 per cent benefit and if you don’t use it at the top of a mountain, you can be left behind. But it’s dangerous and the riders said that their wives are not happy when they see them using it.
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“It’ll be like a red card in football. If the race commissaire can see it or if the Video Referee sees it, the rider can be put out of the race,” he explained.


I'm fairly sure the rider's wives aren't happy when they (the riders) crash either, even more so when they crash into barriers that can potentially injury them.
 
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I'm fairly sure the rider's wives aren't happy when they crash either, even more so when they crash into barriers that can potentially injury them.
Red Rick has already suggested to ban crashes.

Red card to all who crash in a one-day race.

I would suggest a yellow card for the first crash in a stage race plus 2:32 time punishment, 47 points deduction in points competition, 23 points deduction in KOM competition and the requirement of wearing a 3 kg backpack the following three days the first time you're involved in a crash. DSQ the second time.
 
Red Rick has already suggested to ban crashes.

Red card to all who crash in a one-day race.

I would suggest a yellow card for the first crash in a stage race plus 2:32 time punishment, 47 points deduction in points competition, 23 points deduction in KOM competition and the requirement of wearing a 3 kg backpack the following three days the first time you're involved in a crash. DSQ the second time.
I think if you cause the crash that may work, but innocent bystanders who just get caught up in the crash should a bit of a break.
 
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I think if you cause the crash that may work, but innocent bystanders who just get caught up in the crash should a bit of a break.
No, if you hit the ground, you're out (or yellow card and what follows). Otherwise, it's up to interpretation. That would also thin the field, making it more safe.

You could also run all races as time trials to increase safety.

But riders like Van Aert, Quintana and Schachmann have proved that you can still get hurt.

Maybe just abandon all races. Then cycling will become the safest sport in the world. A true fairy-tale success story.
 
No, if you hit the ground, you're out (or yellow card and what follows). Otherwise, it's up to interpretation. That would also thin the field, making it more safe.

You could also run all races as time trials to increase safety.

But riders like Van Aert, Quintana and Schachmann have proved that you can still get hurt.

Maybe just abandon all races. Then cycling will become the safest sport in the world. A true fairy-tale success story.
As much as I actually enjoy time trials, it doesn't prevent crashes. Remember rain and oil on the road caused one of Valverde's worst injuries and I Izagirre had an even worse crash in that same corner of that ITT.
 
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It's the supertuck and thread!
Hang on... TOBY!!!! are you supertucking away from me right now? It's not my fault that I'm probably more of a Reichenbach than a Froome when it comes to descending!
Something is going on here.

You two were neck and neck for ages, and now he's suddenly almost 100 points ahead of you.

It's like Cancellara vs. Boonen at Flanders all over again.

Should we take this to the clinic?
 
I was impressed to see Brambilla's supertuck in the Provence final stage. Only a month left to pull that crap:grinning:

I lik(ed) the supertuck because it shows commitment, i.e. I want to win this stage so badly that I'll risk the wrath of my wife.
 
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