Watching Sporza last night just to catch the next Cav interview. @Wielerman did not disappoint. I missed some parts due to my very slow internet connection, but it went something like this:
Wielerman: Quite a controversy about the intermediate sprint yesterday
Wielerman: Eh, Thor Hushovd said that if anything was wrong he will accept the penalty but it should not be you.
Cav: [Silence] …
Wielerman: No comment?
Cav: Well, you’re not asking a question, are you? You’re making a statement, so there is nothing for me to answer.
Wielerman: [Silence] … OK, so if I ask you a question, would you answer?
That was the comedy part of the exchange. Just on the off-chance you’re also interested in the actual question that got an actual answer, it finally went something like this:
Wielerman: You and Thor were disqualified, describe what happened?
Cav: I don’t know what happened, I really don’t. I would like the commissaires to make a video for me to show what I did wrong and what I should have done instead. I just don’t know, what should I do to keep my line and avoid crashing? I honestly don’t know, I don’t know what I did wrong and I don’t know what I should do differently. I really don’t. Can they please explain it?
In the studio they speculated that it may have been a case of the commissaires “warning” everybody that they would be strict this year. Maybe that was necessary given some of the antics last year, but you’d better pick a REAL issue to use as a warning, not a fake one like this sprint. Because now everybody is talking about how incomprehensible the call was, not about how to sprint in relative safety (if there is such a thing).