Hitchy wrote:manning wrote:Hitchy - just for my understanding. If I puncture during the tour I can grab a spare wheel from the van? Naturally I carry a tube + CO2 anyways
correct, assuming that you're in front of the van & have paid your 'levy'...Neutral spares rules apply, ie: please 'put in' your spares, if you're on Campy, you'll NEED to provide your own spares to the van, though, as those that have 'paid' are all running Shimano.....depending on the circumstances, the Commissaire may even let the spares van 'put' you back into the bunch...maybe...no 'levy', no help
This event may be different but my experience driving a spares van suggests not putting your best wheels in the van.
Trying to follow a bunch on a twisty road with a van full of wheels makes lots of ugly scraping sounds!