dbfphoto @dnlbenson I love the sportsmanship, but can you explain it for the occasional fan? Shouldn't riders gain for staying on their bikes?
Well, good bike handing should be rewarded, it's vital at this level in the sport but the main issue we've seen in this year's Tour is whether riders should take advantage of others riders' misfortune, bad luck. For example, we saw the bunch sit up when Sanchez crashed today, and they did a similar thing when Schleck crashed on stage 2.
However these unwritten rules appear to be at the discretion of the bunch. For example, voiding stage 2 into Spa was hugely debatable. Waiting was one thing, but cancelling the stage was perhaps too far.
I guess the problem with unwritten rules is exactly that, in that their unwritten, so they work on rider judgment on the day rather than anything else.