The team even admitted they could not get a good location further out for the handoff. They are to blame as stated by rola643, rules are rules, otherwise why have them. I don’t think Yates wanted the jersey this way either so it has to be somewhat of a issue with him too. But I don’t think Julian would have kept it many more days anyway and definitely not into Paris. But yes, that is a rule that should be rescinded. Hey, we have two more weeks to watch the show!