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That was pretty egregious
Last Post 06/21/2022 08:09 PM by Frederick Jones. 8 Replies.
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Dale

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06/20/2022 09:55 AM
QS boxed him in so tightly it looked like an NHL penalty box.

That was over the top

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wellens-says-blocking-move-by-lampaert-cost-him-tour-of-belgium-victory/
Cosmic Kid

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06/20/2022 12:44 PM
They need to start penalizing teammates who benefot form these tactics, not just the riders who commit them. Lampaert couldn't care less if they penalized or even DQ'd him. Schmidt got the win and therefore Lampaert got his cut of the prize money.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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06/21/2022 07:02 AM
My understanding was blocking; messing with a pace line rotation- slowing down at the front, skipping pulls, not working in a break was fine but impeding; physically preventing someone from advancing was a rule violation.

The rules and penalties need to be redefined. Wellens was way more gratuitous than I’d have been.
Orange Crush

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06/21/2022 09:22 AM
Thought I read yesterday that UCI will be looking deeper into this.
79pmooney

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06/21/2022 12:01 PM
Posted By Dale Dale on 06/21/2022 07:02 AM
My understanding was blocking; messing with a pace line rotation- slowing down at the front, skipping pulls, not working in a break was fine but impeding; physically preventing someone from advancing was a rule violation.

The rules and penalties need to be redefined. Wellens was way more gratuitous than I’d have been.

I didn't see this but that was always my understanding.  If a team wanted to ride shoulder to shoulder clear across the road, well, it was my responsibility to be in front of them before they started.

I agree that UCI should look at this, but - don't penalize a team for taking actions you don't like that don't cross any of the rules you have set down.
Orange Crush

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06/21/2022 12:39 PM
Posted By 79 pmooney on 06/21/2022 12:01 PM
Posted By Dale Dale on 06/21/2022 07:02 AM
I agree that UCI should look at this, but - don't penalize a team for taking actions you don't like that don't cross any of the rules you have set down.


There would not be any further penalties for team I am sure. The rules are the rules. The deeper look would be about whether the rules need adjusting to better deal with situations like this.
Dale

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06/21/2022 02:07 PM
The deeper look would be about whether the rules need adjusting to better deal with situations like this.
^ This
longslowdistance

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06/21/2022 08:06 PM
video link https://www.eurosport.com/cycling/a-bit-of-argy-bargy-there-mauro-schmid-wins-tour-of-belgium-after-controversial-mid-race-incident_sto8999039/story.shtml
longslowdistance

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06/21/2022 08:09 PM
is it argy bargy or hargy bargy?
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