The first week of this year's Tour de France will be powered largely by the actions of the sprinters and their teams—an especially fiery aspect of the sport given some crashes earlier this year.
But the UCI's rules on the subject are poorly-written and oddly enforced. Drawing on some notable sprint rulings of the past decade, this How The Race Was Won examines exactly what you can and can't get away with in the final rush to the line.
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