Monday, July 07, 2008


Check out this finish of the 2008 Mountain Bike Marathon World Championship in Italy this past weekend:

According to this article on, after nearly 5 hours of racing, Belgian Roel Paulissen (Cannondale-Vredestein) and Christoph Sauser (Specialized) approached the finish together and tangled handlebars about 70m before the line. Sauser then remounted his bike and crossed the line first, but was later relegated by the UCI officials for riding "dangerously" in the sprint. Paulissen was then declared the winner.

I'm not so sure I agree with that call.


JimmyNick said...

Looked like a clean sprint to me. But I wouldn't know: When I sprint, I'm 100 yards ahead. Heh heh.
On another matter:
Gary B. has started a game of e-tag, and you're now it. See his last post for the explanation, or see mine:


apox said...

that's definitely a tought call. i'm not sure i can agree with that either. it didn't look like a bar lock as much as elbows, but, regardless....