Der Staub hat sich gelegt, die Etappenschlacht ist geschlagen. und um einen reifenspalt hätte es den Sieger erwischt. Froome fiel wegen eines „technischen Defekts zurück“ ein technischer Defekt an einem Tour de France rennrad? das klingt verwunderlich und ist es auch.
– ich halte Grant Petersens kommentar hier einmal fest.
I don’t follow the BORAF/Tour, but came upon this in today’s paper. The same thing happened several BORAFs ago, too:
Here’s a picture of his bike:
Maybe you’re looking at the shockerbumper, necessitated by the short wheelbase and ultra skinny and hard tire, but when you’re finished with that, look at the bare tire clearance under the brake, and…no wonder it happened. Race bikes are always at the brink of not working. Would 5mm more clearance slow him down?
This topic always leads to my favorite question of All Time, which is: What would a Pro racer pick for his bike if he had to ride the same bike all season? Or even all tour? With no backup, no mechanical help? He has to fix his own flats, heaven forbid. It was like that for decades, and good bikes evolved from it, but now all we get is more radicalism and stuff like this. Not the end of the world, but just another reason to regard racing as entertainment and racers entertainers, as opposed to role models, blah blah.