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July 19, 2003

cyclingnews.com | July 19 TdF news

cyclingnews.com offers its Saturday news, including the peloton's police blotter from the time trial. Note that both of Euskaltel's Etxebarrias, Unai and David, were penalized enough to put them outside the time limit, and eliminated, leaving 165 riders in the race.

Decisions of the commissaires

Michael Boogerd (Rabobank): Fined SFR 100 and penalised 2'25 for drafting for 5 km at an average speed of 43 km/h.

Salvatore Commesso (Saeco): Fined SFR 100 and penalised 2'15 for drafting for 5 km at an average speed of 42 km/h.

Gerrit Glomser (Saeco): Fined SFR 100 and penalised 6'43 for drafting for 13 km at an average speed of 44 km/h.

David Etxebarria (Euskaltel): Fined SFR 100 and penalised 2'05 for drafting for 5 km at an average speed of 41 km/h.

Unai Etxebarria (Euskaltel): Fined SFR 100 and penalised 5'51 for drafting for 13 km at an average speed of 43 km/h.

Patrice Halgand (Jean Delatour): Fined SFR 100 and penalised 1'55 for drafting for 5 km at an average speed of 40 km/h.

Riders David Etxebarria (Euskaltel) and Unai Etxebarria (Euskaltel) were given times of 1:14:59 and 1:14:49 respectively after their penalties, and were eliminated from the race. (Elimination time: 1:13:12).

Riders Laszlo Bodrogi, David Canada, Michael Rogers, and Kurt van de Wouwer (all Quick.Step-Davitamon) were penalised 20" for being less than 10m from their following vehicle. The directors of the Quick.Step team were penalised SFR 800 for these infractions also.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 19, 2003 in Tour news | Permalink

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