What qualifies someone to get the “manipulation” DQ?
That is something the race organizer would do, you’ll need to ask them.
In this case, it was for a rider setting their FTP so ridiculously and falsely high (700W) that their avatar wouldn’t ever react to sprints (e.g. getting out of the saddle). It was a 5v5 club ladder race and was deemed to be unfair because it allowed for stealth attacks. Reacting quickly to team attacks is crucial in such a small field and visual cues are used - which is why I don’t wear the fire socks in ladder races! I think another rider got DQ’d in the same race for using an unnatural pedalling technique.
If they would only use that talent to help humanity!
the lengths ppl goto and for what? Cat “D” fame….
There will always be a rigging of the system by someone I guess!