what was the fine...250 euros or so. peanuts, and the team pays it any ways...not Froome.Sadly, other than a sore jaw, and perhaps 15 seconds of fame, nothing will happen to the obnoxious spectator, and Froome will likely be fined.
£157 (about $200usd) Money well spent.what was the fine...250 euros or so. peanuts, and the team pays it any ways...not Froome..
That just isn't a good idea when their bikes on the course, whether it looks clear or not.he ran into went out into the road.
I was at this year's Giro. My first time spectating a grand tour event. I was up at the crest of the Col Agnello and expected this kind of behavior but was surprised to see everyone politely applauding and yelling out encouragement, with everyone planted firmly at the edge of the narrow road. Not one person ran out, pushed, touched, or otherwise disturbed the riders. It was actually kind of quiet as they passed by, granted it was cold and we were up there for 4+ hours waiting.£157 (about $200usd) Money well spent.
If that's all the fine is, more riders should earn some fines. Maybe spectators will stop being such dangerous A-holes.
Well that's cool.Andorra seemed particularly bad... On the flip side, everyone in the entire country was out watching the race. Stupid fan behavior is nothing new and the nature of the sport makes it impossible to prevent. In a Q and A session with Jens a few years ago someone asked him the obnoxious fan question... "How do you deal with fans in the way and that close etc?" His answer was pure Jens. "I remember that they may have been there for days waiting for this very moment. Waiting for us, waiting for me, as one of us, to ride past them. So, maybe 1% or less get in the way sometimes, but no matter, they are there and are complete race fans, they are the reason we ride and race. Fans camping out to watch us, watch me ride by, it's very humbling. It makes any little dumb stuff fade away to where it should be, a non-happening." I did my best to capture his answer, and I'm pretty damn close to spot on, I remember it perfectly because it surprised me and it was so wonderful in all of his broken English. Jens is the best.
Im not defending the idiots who get in the way. It's unthinkable. Guys literally killing themselves to keep up a rhythm... Doing anything they can to make the top of the climb... But Jens is so above all the "punch them in the face" stupidity. He's a role model. He's a great cyclist in so many different ways.
I don't think it is getting worse!Sad thing is that [spectator interference] is getting worse every year. Sooner or later the UCI is going to have to do something besides fine the riders.