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TdF is not allowing teams to replace any riders removed, or at least thats what I ve read in a few places sorry no linkage.
 

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maddog said:
suspended riders can't be replaced
That makes sense, although I know there have been last minute substitutions. Didn't Vandevelde get a spider bite on his ass a few years ago the day before the start, when he was with USPS? I guess your roster becomes final at a certain point and probably cannot be changed except for special circumstances.
 

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mohair_chair said:
That makes sense, although I know there have been last minute substitutions. Didn't Vandevelde get a spider bite on his ass a few years ago the day before the start, when he was with USPS? I guess your roster becomes final at a certain point and probably cannot be changed except for special circumstances.
SUSPENDED riders can't be replaced - that's the rule, but riders who have to drop out for other reasons CAN be replaced, provided they take the pre-race medical examination.
 

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It was the team directors

deastin said:
TdF is not allowing teams to replace any riders removed, or at least thats what I ve read in a few places sorry no linkage.
who said they would not replace the riders. And I am sure the TDF directors who thought it would be nightmare to try to handle the paperwork and medical controls on such a short notice.
 
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