DQ in Yesterday’s Romandie Stage

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Check out the video below.  You can forward to about 1:50 to see the sprint start.  It is pretty unbelievable that they disqualified Ilnur Zakarin from this win.  The road goes to the right.  If they are saying the small swerve that Zakarin makes at the end the reason, that is completely BS.  As far as I can tell, he could have went all the way to the barriers and it would have still been fine.  The road curves and the shortest line to the finish is legal.  Quintana had already lost the stage.  It was fortunate, for him, that he happened to be overlapped with Zakarin’s rear wheel. Another example of bad officiating.


6 thoughts on “DQ in Yesterday’s Romandie Stage

  1. Sean YD

    You are correct, Steve. From the officials I spoke to, the small swerve at the end is likely the reason for the relegation.

    That’s because the rule reads:

    “Riders shall be strictly forbidden to deviate from the lane they selected when launching
    into the sprint and, in so doing, endangering others.”

    The “endangering others” part is probably what led to the ruling.

  2. Bolas Azules

    There are fewer things funnier than two climbers ‘sprinting.’ Good God. So Quintana leads it out for the final km+ (obviously worrying about G.C. time) and he is going contest the guy’s line? It’s like watching two Midgets sprinting on the track. Get some instruction and then file the complaint.

  3. mike crum

    little bill….. lol……lol……. you think only one dopes???? i bet BOTH are dopers …. they are pros…


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