Re: McEwen could get eliminated tonight?!

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Al, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Al

    Al Guest

    flyingdutch wrote:

    > jazmo Wrote:
    >>Interesting insight on
    >>"Claude Criquielion, one of the Lotto-Domo team directors, is concerned
    >>that Robbie McEwen could be eliminated during tomorrow's Alpe d'Huez
    >>time trial. With the time limit set at 33% and a winning time for the
    >>15.5 km uphill test expected to be around 40 minutes, McEwen will have
    >>to finish within 13 minutes of the victor. "That means that he will
    >>have to give full gas from the first metres," said Criquielion. "

    > what about the train-intersection stop where 80% of the field finished
    > 35 minutes behind :)

    That's the 25% rule isn't it? ie. they will not eliminate riders if 25%
    of the total riders are below the 33% winning time cut off.