roshea wrote:Marx wrote:Did Cadel not running leave a spot open in the ITT – 2x Aussies in ITT to 1x?
Competitors in the ITT must also do the road race, and AUS got 5 spots there (due to world rankings - many countries were limited to fewer entries). No possibility of a replacement from outside the road race squad, and no point entering Goss, Gerrans or O'Grady.
Which is exactly why Durbridge or Porte should have at least been reserves... if such a thing exists. I know they do for Equestrian as we went down to our 2nd reserve entrant in the 3 day eventing when 2 horses went lame, and there is a bit more involved with getting horses around the world and through quarantine etc.