- so, explain to me why hincapie is so annoyed
Cav – I don't suppose his disqualification has anything to do with this does it…?!Posted 8 years agoMTB-IdleMember
According to Wiggo it was deliberate (the yellow jersey ting not the Cav sprint)
Bradley Wiggins in Besançon after today’s 14th stage of the 2009 Tour:
“We thought George had the jersey at one (point), then [Garmin team manager] Matt White said to start chasing at the end so they didn’t get it. Columbia were going off a bit and it all got a bit chaotic. There was pidgin German being spouted all over the place."Posted 8 years agoBigDummySubscriber
I found myself agreeing with Phil Liggett on Cavendish. Liggett reckoned the Commissaire took against the intention to block Hushovd (which did appear to be there from the line shots) and that counted against him while the helicopter shot by itself didn't show much deviation. Liggett also went on to say that the punishment was excessive, which I tend to agree with too.
Could AndyP,aracer or someone point me int he direction of the regulations that the Commissaires are working off. I can just about cope with the french at a push if there isn't a decent English version.
It's irrelevant to how fast he is and only natural in someone so preternaturally talented etc etc, but while Cavendish has managed to moderate his crowing when he wins we were treated to a full blast of sullen spoilt-child whining when he was disqualified. Suggesting that Hushovd could only beat him by using the rules to stop him cheating was particularly charming. Who in da green already beatch? 🙂Posted 8 years agoChrisSMember
Doesn't change the fact that the commissaire came across as a complete arse, from what I remember the conversation with the C4 presenter was along the lines of:
"I have decided, Cavendish is disqualified"Posted 8 years ago
"Can they appeal?"
"What will happen then?"
"They appeal to me and I won't change my mind"
"So they can't appeal?"
The commissaire didn't do himself any favours did he with his arrogant stance and self assured smugness. I didn't think Cav would hold on to the green through the Alps, but the commissaire's decison has effectively killed any chance he had.
With the heli shots it's clear as Old Git says that Cav remained parallel with the left barrier, and the right hand side barrier swung in to the path of the riders.
Cav did come across like a spoilt child though which again hardly wins him any friends in the peloton. He could help himself a lot more.
As for Hincapie, great guy but he isn't owed a yellow. What galled me more about that was the response from Bruyneel pointing the fingers at the other teams.
Both subjects on my blogPosted 8 years ago
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