'Rules are rules': Marianne Vos accepts disqualification at Vårgårda after using 'puppy paws'

Jumbo-Visma legend celebrated win but then was denied victory after rule infraction

Marianne Vos
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Have you ever done something, quickly realised you had broken the rules, tried to take it back but it was too late?

This is exactly what happened to Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) at the Postnord Vårgårda WestSweden road race on Sunday, as the Dutchwoman briefly adopted the banned 'puppy paws' position on her way to apparent victory.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.