'It sets a dangerous precedent': Tour of California riders react to controversial UCI ruling

The UCI commissaires allowed Tejay van Garderen to maintain his overall lead despite getting caught in a crash outside of the 3km mark

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The peloton was resigned to a controversial UCI ruling that saw Tejay van Garderen dismissed and then reinstated multiple times as Tour of California race leader on Wednesday.

International UCI officials deliberated at length in the immediate aftermath of the crash-marred fourth stage in which the 3km rule was effectively stretched to include the American and erase his time deficit.

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