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Old 26.08.2017, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by iffies View Post
Warren Barguil thrown of the Vuelta by Sunweb after refusing to follow team orders and help team leader Wilco Kelderman after a puncture.
Yeah he was sent home last night. I think there's more to it than that: Barguil is already leaving at the end of the season after signing for Fortuneo next year and is probably just out for himself now. He was ahead of Kelderman on GC already and seems to have generally wanted a free role to ride in his own interests in the mountain stages, which isn't what Sunweb wanted. I should think it is highly possible he won't race in a Sunweb jersey again now. UCI rules stop you racing again until the race you abandoned has finished anyway so that takes us up to the World Championships, which he will race in French colours, and after that there were only a couple of Italian one day races that he could have raced anyway.

Barguil is dropping down to a 2nd division team but must be on a pay rise to want to go. And with it being a French team he's certain to get wildcard invites to all the big ASO races including of course the Tour de France. And he will not have to ride for anyone else there he will be undisputed leader.
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