I have a few questions about being gifted TDF stage wins.
1. If two riders are together, and they're both in position to win a stage, is it normal Tour protocol for the rider who did the most work to be given the win?
2. If one of the two riders in Question #1 has the yellow jersey, it it customary for the yellow jersey holder to let the other rider have the stage win?
3. How do riders generally feel about being gifted a stage victory? I know that Pantani never forgave LA for being gifted a stage win. But in this year's TDF, I didn't hear anything from Schleck about how he felt being given the win by Contador on the Tourmalet (though from what I saw it could have gone either way of Schleck being given a gift or that he would have won that stage no matter what).
I hope that these questions aren't too stupid. But the only way to learn more is to ask.