Tour of Britain : Level crossings?

Discussion in 'General Cycling' started by Peter Fox, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Peter Fox

    Peter Fox Guest

    How does a race like this, stage 7 has two railway level crossings for example,
    cope with them?
    Peter Fox, Sep 9, 2011
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    Simon Mason Guest

    Simon Mason, Sep 9, 2011
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    Phil Cook Guest

    It's a hazard the riders have to cope with. If it is open they ride
    through if it is closing or closed they have to wait. There was a case
    in a recent Paris Roubaix where a crossing closed after Spartacus in the
    lead on his own went through and some chasing riders including Gussev
    suck round the barriers. They were later DQ-ed. The next group including
    Tommeke in his rainbow jersey had to wait for the train to pass before
    continuing to sprint it out for second place on the velodrome.
    Phil Cook, Sep 9, 2011
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