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TRACK CYCLING: Denmark controversy…

I can use the Internet however i am unable to discover out the reasoning behind Denmark being allowed to compete in opposition to Italy within the mens workforce pursuit. Can you please direct me to the article or clarify how the choice was reached? Tnanks love your work

-Liv

Hi Liv, there is a good bit to unpack right here, so I’ll do my finest.

The Danish workforce certified as that they had crushed the British workforce as quickly as they acquired to inside a metre of their final rider’s wheel. That’s the foundations for the workforce pursuit (within the particular person pursuit, it’s important to get your entrance wheel stage with the pedals of the rider you are lapping).

However, after all, the crash then denied the British workforce the possibility to finish their journey and set a time that might have gotten them within the combine for a bronze medal.

British coach Iain Dyer was most aggrieved.

“I’ve got a lot of carbon fibre shrapnel and an injured rider and not a lot to show for it,” he stated.

There was numerous conferences held on the monitor, the place the latest precedent of a rider doing the identical factor in a world cup assembly was raised, the place the rider who crashed was disqualified, however that didn’t apply right here, apparently.

The Danish rider Frederik Madsen, who crashed into the British rider Charlie Tanfield – who was a late substitute for retiring Ed Clancy – did apologise for his response: “I’m not saying things at Charlie,” he said.

“I’m basically just shouting because I’m frustrated, not at Charlie but at the situation. I’m not at the Olympics to run into someone and crash.”

AP

Hmmmmmm.

Denmark have been already below the highlight – their taped up shins from the qualifying rounds have been deemed unlawful, however they weren’t disqualified in consequence, regardless of the protests of the opposite seven groups within the race.

There have been additionally query marks in regards to the below clothes which have been worn. Rules say that any tools has to have been that can be purchased from January 1 this 12 months, however the Danish aero vests seem to not have been…

Anyway, they’ll journey the ultimate, and it ought to be a cracking race too, so I assume from that perspective, it is good to see them…


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