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TDF 2020 - Stage 5: Gap - Privas 183km *Spoilers*

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  • Can Yates keep it tomorrow?
  • He was handing an empty bidon back to the soigneur

    Yeah, cos they all do that, all the time.
    No doubt that's excuse they will go to appeal with.
    Not that they need one, when they have the Bardet precedent.
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  • Kauto5 said:

    Can Yates keep it tomorrow overnight?

    Fixed it.
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  • m.r.m. said:

    That rule is stupid.

    Not when the peloton is cranking out 60+km/h and the sprint trains are setting up. Could possibly be brought a bit closer to the finish, but it's essentially a safety issue. Besides, everyone knows it's there, you just need to make sure you got someone back to the car at around 25k out and get stocked up.
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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,844
    Sure, but it's not like those on the side of the road take the bottle at 60. The others move past them. It's no different really to someone doing their turn and then pulling off to the side.
    This isn't going to be the hill I want to die on defending, but it seems needlessly rulesy. ;)
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,374 Lives Here
    It is a bit odd that you have the season destroyed, and luckily they’ve managed to put on the biggest race of them all and they don’t feel the need to make a bit of a spectacle.

  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 4,023

    He was handing an empty bidon back to the soigneur

    Yeah, cos they all do that, all the time.
    No doubt that's excuse they will go to appeal with.
    Not that they need one, when they have the Bardet precedent.
    Except, they aren't going to appeal.
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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,844
    Who exactly? When it comes to riders, it just seems like some are lacking form; like Sagan or even Bennett when considering how he has been dropped off regularly, or Ineos so far.
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  • Harry182 said:

    WVA!!

    (I would have had him for PTP but was convinced JV wouldn't let hem off the leash.)

    Yeah, ahem, me too...
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,845
    I'm assuming QS knew what they were doing and wanted rid of the jersey.
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  • I'm assuming QS knew what they were doing and wanted rid of the jersey.

    Errr

    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • I get a feeling that the teams are largely just going to censored about during all the stages this year ( barring stage 20) releasing their sprinters as and when appropriate, to keep the finishes mildly interesting, then pin everything on the only TT in this year’s Tour, for the G.C. with all G.C. contenders ( remaining ) on insignificant time gaps at the start of stage 20, then censored about all the way back to Paris, releasing any remaining sprinters for a ‘grandstand finish’. That’s if Covid allows it to reach Paris.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,944
    gweeds said:

    What’s the reason for this rule? Safety?

    Basically
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,944
    Yates won't be happy getting the jersey like that
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,554
    They should have known better, it's not a new rule. If the rule is there you can't just arbitrarily ignore it because it's the yellow jersey, or because a Frenchman is in yellow. Froome got the same penalty for an illegal feed in 2013 while in yellow (I had to look up the year and the penalty).

    Kennaugh on the ITV highlights reckons the soigneur might have parked in the wrong place perhaps.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,713
    I wonder if Yates will actually put on the yellow jersey tomorrow.
  • andypandyp Posts: 9,155
    Of course he will.
  • cq20cq20 Posts: 207

    I wonder if Yates will actually put on the yellow jersey tomorrow.

    He’ll get fined, at least, if he doesn’t
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,944
    Not feeling this tbh ... Seems harsh but whatever .b
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,713
    edited September 2020
    cq20 said:

    I wonder if Yates will actually put on the yellow jersey tomorrow.

    He’ll get fined, at least, if he doesn’t
    Plenty have inherited the jersey in the past due to another's misfortune and not worn it.
    I'll also caveat my comments in that I have been out helping with our club TT so only just seen this news, and hadn't seen that Adam seems to have been given the jersey on the podium.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 17,737

    cq20 said:

    I wonder if Yates will actually put on the yellow jersey tomorrow.

    He’ll get fined, at least, if he doesn’t
    Plenty have inherited the jersey in the past due to another's misfortune and not worn it.
    I'll also caveat my comments in that I have been out helping with our club TT so only just seen this news, and hadn't seen that Adam seems to have been given the jersey on the podium.
    I think he said in his interview that he would be wearing it.
  • I'm assuming QS knew what they were doing and wanted rid of the jersey.

    Errr

    When Alaphilippe was interviewed about the incident, he seemed a bit embarrassed, and more so when he was asked if he was aiming at tomorrow's stage – which will now of course be easier as not in yellow and the team not needing to control things.

    On the other hand, it was DS Tom Steels birthday today, and maybe the backup team started celebrating with the Champagne a bit early, and then lost track of how far they were already along the route.
  • andypandyp Posts: 9,155

    cq20 said:

    I wonder if Yates will actually put on the yellow jersey tomorrow.

    He’ll get fined, at least, if he doesn’t
    Plenty have inherited the jersey in the past due to another's misfortune and not worn it.
    One of cycling's unwritten rules, but only applies if the previous jersey wearer crashes out of the race.

  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,230
    The last time Yates was given yellow was also in the kind of circumstances in which you don't want it, when froome went running up that hill. It was then taken off him before he wore it though.

    There's no debate here. Everyone knows the rule. They just messed up.
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  • It was his trainer and cousin Franck ala who gave him the bottle...
  • It was his trainer and cousin Franck ala who gave him the bottle...

    Never, ever, offer your family work experience gigs.

    (from a purely selfish perspective I am gutted - gutted, I tell you - that his cousin wasn't called Jerome)
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,230
    edited September 2020

    It was his trainer and cousin Franck ala who gave him the bottle...

    Is that the same guy who was linked to a previous indiscretion by a female French rider?
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  • gsk82 said:

    It was his trainer and cousin Franck ala who gave him the bottle...

    Is that the same guy who was linked to a previous indiscretion by a female French rider?
    https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/julian-alaphilippe-angry-cousin-coach-linked-epo-positive-438227
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,409
    Surprised there hasn't been more talk about what might have been in the bottle... :wink::D
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