TailWindHome wrote:Rick Chasey wrote:Yes.
If in a normal finish a crash holds you up you are given the time of the group you are in before the crash.
Thats what I thought.
Back to my example
Wiggins is in the 100 riders behind the crash
Evans (cos BMC know what they're doing) is in the 50 riders ahead of the crash. With 1km Cancellara rips off the front. Evans jumps on his wheel. They work together and cross the line 10 seconds ahead of the other 48.
What time does Wiggins get?
What if there are multiple gaps in the 50 riders? How is that sorted?
This happened in stage 1 last year. Gilbert won, Evans was +3s and the first group was at +6s. Some riders who had been in that group had got dropped on the final slope. Everyone who was in the group at the time of the crash got the time +6s.
That stage also had the further complication that there had been an earlier crash outside the 3km and the riders in that crash then got held up further by the aftermath of later crash when they passed by, they but they still got their actual finishing time.