The professional cyclistl Mikel Landa suffered a fall in the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia, played this Tuesday between the towns of Orbetello and Frascati.
Cyclist Movistar Team He related what happened in an unusually crude way: "The fucking [Simon] Yates, who is a retard and goes like a madman. He threw me in a roundabout, "he declared to the newspaper 'As'.
Landa, however, downplays the damage suffered: "I do not think it's anything, the problem is the time lost again. Now I am almost two minutes away from Roglic"He said in reference to the leader of the general.
Minutes later, seeing the controversy raised by his words, Landa asked forgiveness on his Twitter account: «Apologize to all fans and especially Simon Yates for some words taken out of context».
Apologize to all fans and especially @SimonYatess for some words taken out of context.
- Landa Meana (@MikelLandaMeana) May 14 2019
The response of Yates
Yates accepted the excuses of Landa and considered that he also speaks sometimes of more in hot.
No worries, I understand what it's like to say something in the heat of the moment 😂😂😂👍🏽👍🏽 https://t.co/8RFt1e9xz9
- Simon Yates (@SimonYatess) May 14 2019
Stage victory for your team
The day was happy however for Movistar, who scored the stage victory thanks to the Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz. The day was marked by falls. Tom Dumoulin, one of the favorites, lost more than 4 minutes. Nibali and Simon Yates lost 18 seconds, by Landa's 43.
"It sucks when things happen that do not depend on you.
In the time trial it cost me, but here I went to the ground because of another. It is not the desired beginning. In fact, the sensations are quite bad with this disadvantage against, "he added about his start of Giro, far from expectations
Source: 20 minutes
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