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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: DQ for speeding ?! Reply with quote

http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/f1-jenson-button-disqualified-from-ironman-70-3-triathlon-in-california-for-speeding/story-30248743-detail/story.html

Is this a first ?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know some north American events have reduced speed zones, for competitor safety on the bike; guess this is where the road is narrow, and there's a contraflow etc. It's not uncommon to have 'no overtaking' sections in events too, where the road is particularly narrow.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

at a european champs there was a narrow 'no overtaking' zone...it caused chaos on second laps as the leaders caught up with later starting waves...

it just needs proper and consistent management - so well done them for the DQ
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if I recall correctly, someone was DQ'd at Dambuster a few years ago for speeding. there's a 20mph section through one of the villages (Ketton?) and this athlete was clocked going faster (not sure how) and got a DQ.

I also seem to remember this sparked some discussion as to whether this speed limit applies to bikes (technically it doesn't) but road traffic regulations imposed for safety reasons take priority over race rules.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: DQ for speeding ?! Reply with quote

GrahamO wrote:
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/f1-jenson-button-disqualified-from-ironman-70-3-triathlon-in-california-for-speeding/story-30248743-detail/story.html

Is this a first ?


Not DQ'd for speeding (per se).
DQ'd for not following the rules...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: DQ for speeding ?! Reply with quote

Cat5 in the Hat wrote:
GrahamO wrote:
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/f1-jenson-button-disqualified-from-ironman-70-3-triathlon-in-california-for-speeding/story-30248743-detail/story.html

Is this a first ?


Not DQ'd for speeding (per se).
DQ'd for not following the rules...


good spot C
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done to organisers! In the recent Challenge Wanaka the leading lady Van Vlerken came through a no overtaking zone without slowing down and shouting at us to move over!! The organisers just ignored Confused

She should have been DQ'd and Laura Siddall given the victory Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
at a european champs there was a narrow 'no overtaking' zone...it caused chaos on second laps as the leaders caught up with later starting waves...

it just needs proper and consistent management - so well done them for the DQ


That's an interesting one. In F1 speak it's only "overtaking" if it's for position, and passing someone a lap down is a very different thing!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrTim wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
at a european champs there was a narrow 'no overtaking' zone...it caused chaos on second laps as the leaders caught up with later starting waves...

it just needs proper and consistent management - so well done them for the DQ


That's an interesting one. In F1 speak it's only "overtaking" if it's for position, and passing someone a lap down is a very different thing!


good point, although one can only assume they were a lap down...

tbh it wasn't wide enough for overtaking anyway (not that it stopped people from doing so)
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