each team only has 1 support car?
how many bikes does a support car carry? from what ive seen about 6 bikes with a few spare wheels
i assume they carry replacement bikes for their top riders and a few "averaged-sized" bikes for everyone else?
in a big breakaway with a top rider i assume the team car follows the breakaway and leave the peloton.. or
do they rely on neutral support car to support the breakaway?
in a non-serious crash, instantly there are people picking and grabbing at the bikes... surely they cant all be tour "volunteers". aernt the riders pissed off about this? ("ill check the condition of the bike myself!")
similarly, towards the end of the stage, sometimes you see riders picking bottles from the crowd (instead of domestiques). i didnt see any special clothing or badge on the crowds people indicating they are volunteers/affiliated with the teams?? almost seems random