||08-27-13 02:54 PM
Intelligent announcers needed at Universal Sports
Nibali gained 6 seconds on Chris Horner in Stage 4 of the Vuelta, taking over the red jersey by 3 seconds. Schlanger and Gogoluski (sp?) didn't think it was possible and ran a replay comparing the seconds between the two. It was not 6 seconds. But both failed to understand that Nibali got the same time as the first person in his group while Horner got the same time as the first person in his group. Come on guys, understand how scoring works.
Now I think there is an argument that there was not a significant gap between the two groups, but that is not what they were arguing. I thought it looked like a one-second+ gap between Moreno and Cancellera, and another 1+ second to the Nibali group, but they all got the same time as Moreno, and I thought there was less than a second between Nibali's group and Horner's, but the camera angle might have skewed those gaps. I see possible grounds for appeal there, but not using the announcers' flawed logic.