La Vuelta 2015 stage-8
  • Ronald

    This is getting out of hand. Seriously someone will lose a limb or die if they don’t come down hard on the reckless driving.

    • Joe

      ^Taylor Phinney had a pretty nasty compound fracture

  • Michele

    I know we live in a more and more litigious world, but I’m all for this. A rider or team(s) need to make a collective stance.

    There are too many collisions, the sport appears to not be taking this seriously.

    I’m sure they are – but they’ve got to be more vocal in expressing what they’re doing to address this problem.

    As shown overnight, these riders risk life and limb when they race. Do we have to wait until a rider receives a career ending incident, or worse before something is done?

    Rant over ?

  • Ian

    And again we see the UCI taking a leadership role on this issue … NOT

  • Derek Maher

    Darn it,I will miss Sagan,s attacking style.Hope he gets well soon.
    Next UCI reform signal indicators on the bikes.
    To be serious,The motor bike guys need to sound their warning horns constantly as they make a pass.

  • Larry @CycleItalia

    I’ve suggested this before and here it is again. The UCI should take leadership here with a licensing procedure for vehicle drivers in their events. Every time this happens we hear the same old “The driver involved was a guy with many years of experience and this was clearly an unfortunate accident.” These so-called “experienced” guys seem to not pay enough attention to what should be RULE #1 of driving in the peloton which is NEVER HIT THE RIDERS. Wreck your car or moto, drive off the road into a ditch, make the passengers vomit, but NEVER, NEVER, NEVER hit or interfere with the riders! Next, the UCI need to ban earpieces so the riders can better hear the vehicles coming up, vehicles that should be sounding their horns as they approach. Finally, the number of vehicles out there is too high. Of course every photographer and VIP wants a personal car or moto every day, but where’s the limit? Perhaps a rotation/lottery system for a severely limited number vehicles in the race caravan should be imposed?

  • grasspress

    construction vehicles have warning beeps that turn on automatically when they back up. can’t UCI evaluate whether or not a similar audible warning be installed on all motorbikes and autos moving throughout the stage? i think this might be helpful, but i don’t have the resources to make an evaluation.

    and another thing: it seems to me there are way too many support vehicles moving in and out of the raceway. there must be a way to limit the number of vehicles in the race. and while i’m on my soapbox, surely there must be a way to control the idiots who get in the riders faces at the climb summits. computer software to blur out images of these idiots during broadcasts would go a long way to stop it; once these bozos know their friends won’t be able to witness their stupidity the fun will be over for them and they will give up the game.

  • Mad Panda

    It worth noting that the fine for Sagans behaviour is greater than Nibalis’ fine for cheating. What is the message here?
    UCI still has some way to go before they can be called a competent sports administrator.

    • Dave

      But Nibali’s fine was only the cherry on top of the real penalty.


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