The organization Tour de Francia has made a drastic decision to expel the runners Tony Martin, from Jumbo-Visma, and Luke Rowe, of the Ineos by a collision happened during the course of the seventeenth stage.
Both runners marched in the platoon, which reached the finish line more than 20 minutes from the winner of the Trentin stage, when they had a hitch in the Col de la Sentinelle, The last port of the day.
Tony Martin, world time trial champion, set the pace with his teammates and suddenly changed direction to block Luke Rowe, who tried to win positions.
The British downplayed the incident after crossing the finish line, He said that “we both had the same role, doing the same job. It was nothing really. I missed the line he was drawing, but it's all good, we shook hands. We got in each other's way, things that happen in the races, but everything is fine. ” as reported by the 20 minutes website.
- GlobalCyclingNetwork (@gcntweet) 24 de julio de 2019
Despite the explanations, the organization was blunt in the face of these types of attitudes that it considers to affect the image of the French round and cycling itself
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