From 1 April, in fact, a runner can throw the bottle only in the so-called green zone (with personnel dedicated to the collection of water bottles) or must return it to the flagships. The Tour of Flanders 2021, second Classic Monument of the competitive year, was the first important race to be held with the new regulation (after the Indurain GP staged yesterday) and the judges operated the first disqualification for irregular throwing of the bottle. It was the Swiss who paid the price Michael Schaer, standard bearer of the AG2R Citroen La Mondiale.
The judges, however, did not disqualify Kasper Asgreen and Mathieu van der Poel: the winner and the runner-up, in fact, have launched the water bottles about ten kilometers from the finish ”. However, the disqualification for the Dane and the Dutch did not come. Below is the VIDEO of Michael Schaer’s disqualification
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