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Old 07-19-13, 05:42 AM   #101
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For all the complaints about 20 seconds not being enough, I wonder if any of this has to do with Froome being so far ahead in the GC. If he started the day only 8 seconds up would a 20 second penalty then seem to be enough? What would be an appropriate penalty to be given uniformly across all riders in any situation who made the same rule infraction?

Also, does anybody know the reason for this rule? Is it to create a more even competitive level? Or is it perhaps to keep team cars from rushing up to in the last 20km and getting in the way of riders trying to make moves for the finish?
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Also, does anybody know the reason for this rule? Is it to create a more even competitive level? Or is it perhaps to keep team cars from rushing up to in the last 20km and getting in the way of riders trying to make moves for the finish?
The latter. It's unsafe to have all the team cars trying to squeeze past riders at the end of a stage.
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Old 07-19-13, 06:34 AM   #103
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The latter. It's unsafe to have all the team cars trying to squeeze past riders at the end of a stage.
They've also said it's to prevent the "sticky bottle" where a rider holds onto the bottle in the car driver's hand a little longer than he really needs to.
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Old 07-19-13, 06:43 AM   #104
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Good to hear the commentary team suggesting Sky were talking rubbish about the car issue and were taking the safe option and not losing potentially minutes.......not word for word, but the gist of what they were saying.
But what do they know
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Old 07-19-13, 07:43 AM   #105
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how on earth did TJVG not at least get most combative today? led the way up most of both assents, AND fought back to the lead after a popped chain?? I know it's basically a consolation prize, but he really deserved more than nothing for that hell of a ride...
Finally saw the stage, TJ put in a heroic effort. I felt really bad when he just couldn't hang on in the last mile.
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They've also said it's to prevent the "sticky bottle" where a rider holds onto the bottle in the car driver's hand a little longer than he really needs to.

Which, incidentally, Rolland was doing a lot of on the 2nd last climb today.
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IDK, I feel like the combative prize should go to someone other than the stage winner, with rare exception...
No. As mentioned, Riblon was dropped, road off the road and then managed to bridge the gap and pass TJ. It was an amazing effort.
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Glad to see a Frenchman win a stage and glad to see these new guys finishing up in such relatively good form.....especially Talansky whom I'm hoping breaks into the top 10 tomorrow. Either way he seems to show the most promise for the Americans, right now, in future grand tours despite losing some time in this one.
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