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What ? (spoiler)Len J
Jul 24, 2002 5:35 AM
From TDF Coverage.

"15H38 - Boogerd Takes A Drink In Final 100m of Climb...
Boogerd was looking strong for the entire climb, but then - for some silly reason - he took a drink with about 100m to go before the summit. (The radio announced the rules earlier in the stage: no feeding in the last kilometer of the climbs today.)"

Whay is there such a rule?
What is the penalty?

Standard rule...Wayne
Jul 24, 2002 6:04 AM
probably to prevent team cars interferring with the race for the points for the KOM. Penalty will probably be fine or time deduction.
Standard rule...Len J
Jul 24, 2002 6:14 AM
I can understand the issue with team cars but I read it to mean he "took a drink", as in raised his bottle to his lips, may be wrong though.


I think it means...Wayne
Jul 24, 2002 6:26 AM
took a bottle from the team car.
You gotta be right.....Len J
Jul 24, 2002 6:32 AM
its the only thing that makes sense. D'oh, my first read of it confused the hell out of me, must need more coffee.


Didn't see or hearWalter
Jul 24, 2002 2:11 PM
anything on TV coverage and I'm pretty sure they tracked his last 100m though maybe not b/c LA and Sastre were coming on hard. Late coverage didn't mention any violations. I noticed that he kept a bottle in the cage during most of the climb.

LA's dominance is so complete it's almost boring. I was cheering for Boogerd to hold the lead, as LA said, the guy deserved it.
It was the penultimate climb not the finish (nm)Wayne
Jul 25, 2002 4:18 AM