Volta a Catalunya 2017

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Volta a Catalunya 2017

Postby find_bruce » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:01 am

Movistar won the team time trial last night, but [Rojas was penalised 3 minutes - 1 minute for pushing Oliveira up a hill and a further 2 minutes for twice pushing Amador. Oliveira and Amador were also penalised, but they won't care about the time. What I don't understand though is why the rest of the team weren't penalised - to me the whole point of pushing the two riders was to advantage the team, so shouldn't the whole team carry the consequences.

Any one able to explain that?

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Re: Volta a Catalunya 2017

Postby MichaelB » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:09 pm

From what I have read, the rule is pretty clear, but as seen in many other cases, the Conmmisare's at individual events can do what they please.

Which makes the rule pointless, really.

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Re: Volta a Catalunya 2017

Postby Sharkey » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:35 pm

It's a Spanish race and it was a Spanish team, so not surprising at all.

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Re: Volta a Catalunya 2017

Postby find_bruce » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:12 am

Seems the UCI couldn't understand it either - they have overturned the penalties & penalised the whole team 1 minute. That's a piti

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Re: Volta a Catalunya 2017

Postby MichaelB » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:01 am

find_bruce wrote:Seems the UCI couldn't understand it either - they have overturned the penalties & penalised the whole team 1 minute. That's a piti


Yes so upset.

Love the team reaction "He didn't push, he just touched". :roll:

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Re: Volta a Catalunya 2017

Postby find_bruce » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:39 am

My favourite was the excuse the rules are different in french, except that they weren't. Sharkey is closer to the mark that the rules are different in spanish

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