Posted By ed custer on 08/30/2020 05:37 PM
It might be very much of nothing..but it was not medical personal that removed the item from his back pocket. I've made the trip via ambulance twice. I removed all the junk from my jersey pockets myself for safe keeping. Lord knows what happens to that stuff once you arrive in the hospital. What's in a pro's jersey pocket anyway ? Certainly nothing like us road dogs would pack...
His coach or DS, being an ex-rider, is more likely to have done the uncomfortable ride to the hospital with stuff in his pockets than any member of the ambulance crew. (As well as the issue of where does it go once that rider disappears into the hospital?)
Another possibility - perhaps that was something that his sweetheart gave him as a good luck charm and the coach knew about it. Yes, the coach should have stayed hands-off. But Remco might be really appreciative that he didn't.