De Gendt insists bidon disqualification rule needs revising

De Gendt insists bidon disqualification rule needs revising


Belgium’s Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) has argued that newly-introduced rules governing where and when bidons can be thrown away need revision following the disqualification of two riders in the Tour of Flanders races.

Letizia Borghesi (Aromitalia Basso Bikes Vaiano) and Michael Schär (AG2R-Citroën) were both disqualified for the same offence of throwing away a bottle outside the designated waste zones in their respective races. De Gendt, who said he had handed over a bottle to a fan who asked him for it directly on a climb of stage 2 of the Itzulia Basque Country, said he feels the law should be less sweeping.



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