a different set of rules for the ToC and the Vuelta. Saxo Bank didn't miss the opportunity while here in California to enjoy the visit. Fabian ought to remember to have an after dinner brandy this week.wiz525 said:for boozing after the team dinner...
That would be my non-expert analysis.Sounds like Saxo using any excuse they can to get some shots in at the guys leaving next year...
Vengeful is more like it.Guess Riis is a hard man.
It's not against the tour policy to have a drink or two. I'd assume riding intoxicated would be against policy, but most likely would destroy performance, especially in the given heat.gh1 said:So you just assume this is all Riis' fault? Two sides to every story.
And maybe they should recruit Cavendish and Vaughters to their "All-Star Nasty Guys" squad..AJL said:Yes, apparently they do.
are at fault for breaking team policy on drinking after dinner.gh1 said:So you just assume this is all Riis' fault? Two sides to every story.
Correct that they're not in it to win it, they're support staff on this tour. They can have an off day and lose time as long as they're within the elimination time.fornaca68 said:According to a new report posted on cn.com, the Dynamic Duo were out until 5 A.M. -- 5 A.M.!!!! Holy jerez, Batman! Gotta say, for those two to be out so late, their heart is not in the race. Of course, this has nothing to do with the fact that both will be racing for the new Luxembourg-based Team [FILL IN SPONSOR NAME HERE] in 2011. Would have preferred to have seen guys like Chris Horner and Janez Brajkovic in the GC hunt instead.
Good move by Riis. To wit:
"Saxo Bank team manager Bjarne Riis has revealed that he sent Andy Schleck and Stuart O'Grady home from the Vuelta a España because they stayed out until 5 a.m. last night. The duo were withdrawn by their team ahead of today's stage 10 from Tarragona to Vilanova i la Geltrú.
"They haven't respected the rules of the team," Riis said after the stage. "Whether it's one glass or ten, at 5 a.m., it's inexcusable. I've done what I had to do. The rules of the team are the same for everyone. We are professionals and we have to act professionally. I had to take this decision. It's up to them to assume the consequences of what they've done."
hehe. on the front. from the gun! a real hardman's solution.Coolhand said:Wouldn't "punishment" have been making them ride?