Sunday, 30 May 2010

On the pull in Italy, riders thrown out and fined

Following the evil stage over the Passo di Gavia, won by Ivan Basso, several riders were fined and slapped with time penalties for taking "assistance" during the stage - these included last years Asian road race champion and GC contender Aleandre Vinokourov (taking a feed in the last 20km) and our own favourite Yukiya Arashiro, who was of many riders fined 50 Swiss Francs and docked ten seconds - lets hope he had the cash at hand!
Meantime poor young Chris Froome from team Sky got sent home with a letter for his team manager - for taking a wee tow from a motorbike; ahh, and they think they had it tough - by heck, back in the 80's men were men, they rode in the snow and ate nails for breakfast ... as you can see