Has anyone heard the expression? “On the rivet”? I have always assumed that it meant that the rider was at his maximum sustainable effort. I heard Phil say it during one of the stages, and I was trying to explain it to my wife when I realized that I did not really know for sure what it meant. Any idea?
During the run in to the finish on the sprinter stages, I always hear a whistle right before the fight for the finish. I’m assuming that it is so the riders know how far out they are. Is this correct? And how far out do they blow the whistle? 100M?