Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: specialized roubaix comp dbl Gerolsteiner
Rabid Fans & Protesters
I understand the hype, but im just waiting for another one of these fans in the the middle of the road to take some/one of the riders out (wouldnt be the 1st time, i know)
This 1 guy had a cup of water, and when the rider ignored him, he THREW the water in his FACE
ive seen the showering and cooling off splashes, but this guy didnt look like he was trying to help, just like someone would throw a drink in your face if they were mad at you.
maybe its just me, but that looked like he was trying to hit the rider in the face to mess him up.
so what if one of these people running backwards to get out of the way falls and riders run into him ?
does UCI do anything about that riders bad luck ?
Then there was the protest I only caught a glimpse of, but they STOPPED the riders waving thier banners, and I remember when this happend to lance in 03, and UCI says "tuff luck"
is this still the current rule ?
Tour officials immediately ruled the protest was a "normal race incident," meaning riders would have to suffer the penalties of being caught in the protest.