Gianni Moscon disqualified from Tour de France after Team Sky cyclist punches opposing rider during stage 15

Team Sky suffered a

setback when Italian domestique Gianni Moscon was thrown off the Tour de France for hitting a rider from Fortuneo-Samsic inside the opening mil

e of stage 15. Moscon, one of Geraint Thomas key lieutenants, has been booted out after striking Fr

enchman Elie Gesbert in the face, just 800 metres into the 112-mile stage between Millau and Carcassonne. Last year, Moscon was accused of deliberately causing Swis

s rider Sebastien Reichenbach to crash – but the case was dropped by world governing body UCI because of a lack of ev

idence. A communique from race commissaires said Moscon had been disqualified for particularly serious aggression. The official results for Sundays stage listed Moscon as hors course - off the race. Moscon appears to s

trike Ekie Gesbert in the face The talented 24-year-old already has a troubled disciplinary record with Sky. In 2017 he was suspended for six weeks and sent on a diversity awareness course after ra

cially abusing FDJs Kevin Reza during the Tour de Romandie, while in June he was cleared of deliberately causing a crash with Rezas team-mate Sebastien Reichenbach. He w2020第92期管家婆彩图 as a

lso disqualified from last years world championship road race

after hanging on to a team car.  Gianni Moscon (Image: PA Wire) Sky ch

ief Sir Dave Brailsford (Image: PA Wire) Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford said a decision on whether Moscon would face further disciplinary action will be made after the Tour. We support and accept the decision by the race organisers to ex

clude Gianni Moscon from the Tour de France, Brailsford said in a stateme

nt. Gianni is desperately disappointed in his behaviour and knows that he has let himself, the Team and the race down. W

e will address this incident wi

th Gianni once the Tour is complete and decide then if any further action should be taken. I would like to offer my sincere apologies to both Elie Gesbert and Tea

m Fortuneo Samsic for this unacceptable incident.

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