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Old 07-20-11, 11:34 PM   #1
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Top sprinters getting eliminated?

The announcer keep bringing it up so I got curious: Have there been instances of a green jersey wearer missing a cut off? Has the omnibus as a whole ever missed the time and been cut or would they make an exception?
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Basically, the faster the stage goes, the longer the cutoff time. Also, the harder the stage, the longer the cutoff time. The sprinters tend to calculate the cutoff time for the mountain stages so that they just get in under the time limit.

Every once in a while the sprinters get it wrong and the whole group faces elimination. The Tour organizers have put in a codicil to the rule book allowing them to adjust the cutoff time if more than 20 percent of the starters of a particular stage may be eliminated by missing the time cut.
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Yellow Jersey Jens Voight missed the cut in 2005

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so if the last group is close to getting cut off they have to resort to teamwork in order to get a passing time?
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Or holding on to team cars.
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Or holding on to team cars.
You receive bonus points for restraint -- not including the name Cavendish in your post!
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so if the last group is close to getting cut off they have to resort to teamwork in order to get a passing time?
I see what you did there
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