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    Quote Originally Posted by portia View Post
    He did say, though, that he hadn't done it on purpose or had he?
    Yup and Sagan didn't mean to elbow Cav into the barriers either!
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    Quote Originally Posted by portia View Post
    He did say, though, that he hadn't done it on purpose or had he?
    Yup and Sagan didn't mean to elbow Cav into the barriers either!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolboarder View Post
    Yup and Sagan didn't mean to elbow Cav into the barriers either!
    He didn't elbow him! His elbow was raised after crybaby Cavendish fell into barriers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muffin View Post
    He didn't elbow him! His elbow was raised after crybaby Cavendish fell into barriers.
    Actually you're right. He raised his elbow just after he'd moved to his right and shoulder barged him into the barriers. Silly me.

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    Sagan blocked him but did not nudge etc. Whatever, you will see what you see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muffin View Post
    Sagan blocked him but did not nudge etc. Whatever, you will see what you see.
    However many times I watch the replay I see Sagan pushing Cav into the barriers when he was already nearly level. If you call that 'blocking' then that's your interpretation of the word but it still caused the crash and he deserved to be punished. Whether that should have resulted in expulsion is another matter but when your action has caused another rider to retire then if is fair. Plus he had already caused another crash involving the GC riders a few km earlier. A lot of the other sprinters said he had it coming as he is dangerous.
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    Taylor Phinney got kicked off for going through a rail way crossing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VLAD (the Friendly Vamp) View Post
    Taylor Phinney got kicked off for going through a rail way crossing.
    Weird that they never mentioned that in the highlights programme. Not too impressed with the highlights show - seem to devote an awful lot of time to the sprint and KOM competitions and then forget to actually give you the narrative of the race. They could learn a few things from the Vuelta highlights which seems to get the balance right IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickmarl View Post
    Weird that they never mentioned that in the highlights programme.
    As Brian Smith might have said....err, you know, they did actually.

    Quote Originally Posted by dickmarl View Post
    Not too impressed with the highlights show - seem to devote an awful lot of time to the sprint and KOM competitions and then forget to actually give you the narrative of the race. They could learn a few things from the Vuelta highlights which seems to get the balance right IMHO.
    Pretty much what I have said. I think sadly the bottom line is that there isn't much else going on anyway and the commentators are not knowledgeable enough/haven't done their research. And how the fook they can count a bit of rise in the road as a KOM beggars belief - I guess as there's no hilly stages this year they've got to find something. If there'd been some paint drying instead I doubt I would have bothered watching it at all.
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    Bloody bad bit of Marshalling as well.

    Anyone see them all go into the car on the outside of the bend just before the finish.

    http://video.eurosport.co.uk/cycling...54/video.shtml

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    It DONT WORK.

    Eurosport wont show it - its listed as horrific crash near to finish - but it plays the last KM instead. Will try to find it elsewhere.
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