48: Vuelta Discussion Part 2, Rules vs. Reality, and Race Antics

Episode 48 of SCB.fm we discuss recent headlines regarding the Vuelta a Espana time limit controversy, the rules of cycling versus real world situations, and ridiculous race antics caught on camera.

We talk news in professional cycling, with emphasis on the recent headlines regarding the Vuelta a Espana and how this year has been one of the most interesting for Spain’s annual cycling event.

In follow up; Olympian Kristin Armstrong has broken many records this year for women’s cycling, including being the oldest woman to a medal at the Olympics (42), and we also discuss a father’s insane reaction after his son crashes at a cycling race.

Sunday’s stage incited controversy when Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) attacked early and gapped Chris Froome (Sky) and the peloton, leaving 93 riders to miss the time cut. That left only 71 riders to compete in the peloton. Ultimately the UCI jury ruled – taking into consideration the harshness of the Vuelta so far, the heat and the early aggression in the stage – that they would save the 93 riders and allow them to continue the race. We discuss how the official rules should, or should not, come into play in these circumstances.

We talk about the end to UCI 3 to 1 rule (aka the Lotus rule), Mark Cavendish at the Tour of Britain, and finish with information on a free introductory bike course in Santa Ana.

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This week’s episode is brought to you by Phil Gaimon’s Gran Fondo, the Malibu Gran Cookie Dough. Phil Gaimon has put together a great route including thrilling Malibu descents, challenging Santa Monica Mountain Climbs, pro training routes supported by Mavic Neutral Support, and cookies and gourmet lunch provided by celebrity Chef Jeff Mahin of M Street Kitchen in Santa Monica. Share the road with Cannondale-Drapac Team Members, World Tour Pros & Special Guests on November 06, 2016. 

Announced Events
Tehachapi Gran Fondo
V3: Hopfest
Tour de Fresno
Unknown Coast Weekend
Arthritis Bike Classic Oregon
Grand Tour Lite
The Great Lake Tahoe Bike Ride
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SoCalCross Happy Hour Tour – G2 Bike
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Show Links
Kristin Armstrong Team USA Stats
WATCH: Cyclist’s angry father drags barrier across road, causes nasty crash
Froome says riders outside Vuelta a Espana time limit should have remained excluded
Jury ‘saves’ half of Vuelta peloton from time cut
Mark Cavendish stops on Tour of Britain stage two to remonstrate with a fan
How would an end to UCI 3:1 rule affect bike design? Experts have their say
Bicycle Safety, City of Santa Ana

 

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