Tour de France commissaires explain decision to reverse penalties for illegal feeding on stage 12

UCI Commissaires Panel reverses decision due to vehicles being unable to reach riders

Rigoberto Uran on stage 12 of the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Tour de France commissaires have offered an explanation as to why have reversed a decision to penalise riders 20 seconds for taking illegal feeds late on stage 12.

Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac), George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data) were all initially penalised 20 seconds for taking drinks from the side of the road within the last 20km, before the commissaires reversed their decision ahead of stage 13.

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