- stephane david wrote:
- Vuelta Asturias 2017 final GC
For UCI, the 4th place (2nd for CQR) is not assigned after the disqualification of Alarcon. So Oscar Sevilla and João Benta go up one row. Rank 4 is unoccupied.
The UCI follows for DQs a system that, in my opinion, is not always logical nor consistant.
After the retroactive DQ of Alarcon as winner of Asturias 2017, the UCI indeed moved the numbers 2/3/4 of the final GC up to 1/2/3 and left 4 blank. The same was done with his wins in the GC of the Volta a Portugal 2017 and 2018.
However, in 2017, Alarcon was second in the final GC of the Vuelta Comunidad de Madrid and there the UCI did not move 3/4 up to 2/3 to complete the podium, but left 2 blank.
Similar with his 3rd place in the GC of Torres Vedras 2016.
Alarcon also won several stages in these races, and was many days leader, but there the UCI leaves rank 1 blank and does not give a new leader after the stages.
In CQ the DQs for ‘biological passport’ cases, as the one of Alarcon, are treated as follows.
The rider is replaced in the result by a blank (not assigned) and all other riders remain at their original place in the result. Only exception is in case de DQ concerns a winner (GC or stage) or leader after a stage. Then the second moves up to 1 and place 2 is not assigned. A Race Comment is added with a reference to the biological passport case of the DQd rider.
DQs for ‘normal’ doping cases (positive after a race or in an out-of-competition control) are handled in CQ in a more elaborate way. The rider is deleted from the result and all following riders move up one rank. A Race Comment specifies at which place the DQd rider finished originally and for which reason he was DQd.