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Renshaw is disqualified , his TDF is over .
 

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Guess it's okay to throw an elbow though. Watch Dean's left elbow prior to the headbutt.
 

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mopartodd said:
Guess it's okay to throw an elbow though. Watch Dean's left elbow prior to the headbutt.
agree. Dean's drifting his line. what's the guy supposed to do @ 65kph take his hands off and wave Dean over? bad ref call on the dq. Guess Cav will be hitching on lead outs til Paris now.
 

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Hmm, I don't have a problem with the head butt. But him blocking Dean going to line should be a fine. Kicking him out was not necessary.
 

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DQ? Perfect call!

It has no business in cycling. Elbow? Give me a break; it was nothing. Pros are expected to manage high effort, frustration and other stresses with some measure. The head-butt was beyond the pale.

Great call!
 

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i didn't hear kicked out of the tour,just to the back of the pack,time wise.That may have been a decided later.
 

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IMHO , the DQ was more for trying to run Ferrar into the barriers than anything else .
 

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It has no business in cycling. Elbow? Give me a break; it was nothing.

Great call!
i know it's not keirin but a yellow card was all you needed on that play.

Both were at fault fighting for position. Fines would have addressed both riders and the issue.
 

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i know it's not keirin but a yellow card was all you needed on that play.

Both were at fault fighting for position. Fines would have addressed both riders and the issue.
Renshaw got declassified for the head-butting. He was thrown out for cutting off Farrar and nearly forcing him into the barriers.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2010...ut-man-mark-renshaw-thrown-out-of-tour_129190

Elbows get thrown in every sprint. Fines don't get levied for that. Guys lean on each other in every sprint. Fines don't get levied for that, either. The headbutting was beyond that, and declassifying the guy was a fine decision for Renshaw, but doesn't address that Cavendish profited from the misbehavior of a teammate. Same with cutting off and impeding Farrar. Sure, it punishes Renshaw, but the Columbia team gained an advantage from that. I think Cavendish should be declassified, too.
 

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the dq I thought was for trying to box him in to the barriers. elbows are more common 3 headbutts ? but the intentional block was probably the nail in his coffin. Been a action packed tour though this year. cant complain...
 

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Ok. Orphans! Listen to Ignacio. I know it is fun to wrestle. A nice piledrive to the face... or a punch to the face... but you cannot do it. Because, it is in the Bible not to wrestle your neighbour.
 

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gentlemen, let us all convene to the "hot mountain biker chick passion" thread and leave these lycra cad boys to fight amongst themselves on the roads of France.
 
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