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Should Tyler Farrar have been disqualified for using fan’s bike at the Tour Down Under?

Should Tyler Farrar have been disqualified for using fan’s bike at the Tour Down Under?

A UCI jury member tells CW that the governing body has to be flexible in applying the rule to each individual case American sprinter Tyler Farrar finds some shade. Credit: Watson Should Tyler Farrar have been disqualified for accepting outside help at the Tour Down Under ? Not according to an active UCI jury member, who says that the governing body must be flexible and act according to the circumstances

The Dimension Data rider borrowed a bike from a fan to finish the third stage of the Tour Down Under on Thursday a move that is technically against the UCI rules. A similar rule infringement saw Richie Porte, then racing for Sky, docked two minutes in the overall standings of the 2015 Giro d’Italia.

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“This is different than the Giro with Porte and [Simon] Clarke, riders from different teams who had their team-mates there to support them,” a UCI jury member told Cycling Weekly .

The member, who works at top races throughout the season but was not in Australia, preferred to remain unnamed.

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