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Thanks for the pics...that's me on the ground, after being...slightly rubbed into the barriers??

Thanks for capturing it. They ended up not relegating the other rider, wonder if the official would have changed his mind had he seen the photo?

Any chance you could send me the full quality image of those last two?


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Peter,

Hopefully you can go back and talk to the official, everyone watching saw you get pushed into the barrier. It was like Robbie McEwen's 2007 TdF sprint finish, except I think this guy was much worse.

Check your PM when you have a moment.
 

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PJG said:
Thanks for the pics...that's me on the ground, after being...slightly rubbed into the barriers??

Thanks for capturing it. They ended up not relegating the other rider, wonder if the official would have changed his mind had he seen the photo?

Any chance you could send me the full quality image of those last two?


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Peter
Dude, you got screwed - the other guy is obviously trying to keep you from going around - with his elbows. Hope the picture helps your case, and if not - well, what comes around goes around! :)
 

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It was for the win, although I ended up 4th, and that guy got 3rd. There were two racers on the right side of the road that you can't see. They took 1st and 2nd. We were all lined up, I swung left to the open road to come around that guy, and then started veering to the left, further and further and further. The photographer has a few more sequence photos that really show how far and for how long he was pushing me left (elbows, hips, etc.). I guess I could have let up, but that was the last thing on my mind at that point. And certainly, I don't think that sort of riding is excusable whether it's for 1st or 101st place.
 

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so did you go down after the line?

no, it's not excusable. we've removed women from our team for aggressive/unsportsmanlike behavior.

it's the CAT5 "pros" who watch the tour and think this is the way to race who drive me crazy!
 

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velogirl said:
so did you go down after the line?

no, it's not excusable. we've removed women from our team for aggressive/unsportsmanlike behavior.

it's the CAT5 "pros" who watch the tour and think this is the way to race who drive me crazy!
He didn't really go down. He flew over his handlebars like Superman first.

I think it happened about ten feet past the finish line.
 

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It was for the win, although I ended up 4th, and that guy got 3rd. There were two racers on the right side of the road that you can't see. They took 1st and 2nd. We were all lined up, I swung left to the open road to come around that guy, and then started veering to the left, further and further and further. The photographer has a few more sequence photos that really show how far and for how long he was pushing me left (elbows, hips, etc.). I guess I could have let up, but that was the last thing on my mind at that point. And certainly, I don't think that sort of riding is excusable whether it's for 1st or 101st place.
Ah, Bob Newman of Pacific State Bank Cycling Team. Will watch out for that azzhat in the future!
 

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In his defense, he felt bad. He probably thought Peter'd back down. He should have been relegated either way and I was about to speak out as I was there for the 3 way discussion (Peter - Pac State Guy - Ref). But after that day, who cares, especially since Peter was OK with it. It woudl have brought me up to 5th, but again, whatever!
 
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