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trivial questions for tdf experts...(6 posts)

trivial questions for tdf experts...tobinb
Jul 9, 2003 9:31 AM
1. how long can that poor guy casper rode at the back before he has to get cut from the peloton? Im cheering for him to move up once the neck brace is off, but what are the rules regarding the lanterne rouge.
2. how did deluca get a -5 point rating? was he penalized for something?
3. what is "berry floor"?
re: trivial questions for tdf experts...No_sprint
Jul 9, 2003 9:39 AM
He can ride on the back til doomsday. The only way you're DQ'd is if you finish outside of the time the officials deem is too long after the first finisher. It varies.

I'm not sure about the -5 point rating.

Berry Floor is a relatively new large sponsor of the US Postal team.
re: trivial questions for tdf experts...noveread
Jul 9, 2003 10:12 AM
Just to clarify No Sprint, the time cut is for individual stages, not GC.

No clue where this -5pt thing comes from. Was he holding onto a team car at some point?

BerryFloor, yes a new USPS sponsor, a Belgian company that makes laminate flooring.

Noveread
The Empty Wrapper
re: trivial questions for tdf experts...tobinb
Jul 9, 2003 11:14 AM
I guess to show support, i will have to get USPS to ship me some berry floor for the house.
my wife will love me!
Just don't buy Quick Step! nmNo_sprint
Jul 9, 2003 12:18 PM
Good to see that someone is sponsoring the US Postal Service...downunderracer
Jul 11, 2003 3:18 AM
seeing they're running at loss of hundreds of millions of dollars! ;-)

"BerryFloor, yes a new USPS sponsor, a Belgian company that makes laminate flooring."