Episode 13: Giro d’Italia 2015, Part 2
We’re a touch over a week into the Giro—lots of things have gone as planned, and plenty more haven’t. Dane Cash (@velohuman / VeloHuman.com) and I discuss what’s already happened, examine the next six stages, revise our predictions, and check in with Dave Everett (@ShoddyCycling / YouTube) for some on-site observations.
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thoughts on “The Recon Ride Podcast: Giro d’Italia 2015, Part 2”
Cosmo it sounds like you were talking through a 50 foot garden hose. What’s up with that?
You do realize that the reason you are not allowed help from another team is so that two teams can’t essentially race together. Oleg Tinkov buys team number 2, in a different jersey, and they all race for his GC leader. Essentially making that one team twice as large. Instead of Team Sky with 4 guys at the front suffocating the race, you have 8…
Of course, the Richie Porte thing was totally different but the reasoning for the rule is understandable and necessary. In that case though, maybe some discretion?
Just thought I would post this as it seems that your questioning of the logic of the rule itself showed some misunderstanding.
Yeah, I get the rule—and it clearly wasn’t happening in this case. One guy got a wheel from another guy. Any rule-breaking was beneficial to to the integrity of the competition, and did not incentivize future collusion. See also: Armstrong cutting the course while dodging Beloki at the ’03 TdF.
Also, your hypothetical could absolutely happen (and does) even with the rule in place.