Etiquette breach fuels anger

Etiquette breach fuels anger

There are 3 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 19, 2010, titled Etiquette breach fuels anger. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The gloves have come off at the Tour de France. Andy Schleck was fighting mad after dropping his chain during a tough climb Monday and then losing the overall lead when defending champion Alberto Contador unabashedly sped ahead to take the yellow jersey.

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T-Wolves Stink

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jul 20, 2010
So what the heck is he supposed to do stop riding his bike and wiat while the clown in the yellow jersey puts his chain back on??? I never heard of such a crock of "S"?? Are these Men or Children????

“Choose wisely!”

Since: Jul 07

Los Angeles

#2 Jul 20, 2010
T-Wolves Stink wrote:
So what the heck is he supposed to do stop riding his bike and wiat while the clown in the yellow jersey puts his chain back on??? I never heard of such a crock of "S"?? Are these Men or Children????
Alberto did NOT break the rules but cycling is still considered a "gentlemanly" sport and if the leader has a flat or mechanical in the last 100 meters, long standing rules of etiquette and protocol say he wins - but it is NOT in the "official" rules.

I will say that Alberto had better start looking over his shoulder and NOT expect any help. He trashed his own teammate Vino the other day and now he's trashed Andy. Alberto has pissed off a lot of people.

Eric
Cyclingfan

San Francisco, CA

#3 Jul 20, 2010
If the race officials did not say anything just live with it.

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