Breaking: Gianni Moscon is suspended after Tour de France incident
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Breaking: Gianni Moscon is suspended after Tour de France incident

Gianni

 

One of Team Sky’s main riders, Gianni Moscon, has been suspended by the UCI for five weeks after the nasty incident he caused a couple of weeks ago at Tour de France.

 

The Italian rider threw a punch at another rider halfway through Tour convincing everyone that he has a short temper after creating the same incident several times before.

 

After Tour’s unacceptable incident on stage 15 when he threw a punch at Team Fortuneo Samsic cyclist Elie Gesbert, race organizers kicked him out of the Tour.

 

Accepting the responsibility

 

Yesterday, Gianni, 24, accepted the 5-week suspension from the UCI saying: “I reacted in the heat of the moment. It was never my intention to hit the rider. As the footage shows I didn’t make contact, but I regret my actions and I have already apologized to both Elie Gesbert and Team Fortuneo Samsic for the incident.”

 

Speaking about the decision, Team Sky director, Sir Dave Brailsford, stated: “We accept the UCI’s decision to suspend Gianni for a five-week period.

 

“This incident obviously happened during one of the most challenging races the team has ever faced. We are confident that Gianni truly regrets his actions and has learnt from this episode.

“We have a duty of care to all our riders which we take extremely seriously.

 

Gianni is still a relatively young rider at the start of his career and we will continue to give him the help and support he needs to learn, develop and move forward from this.”

 


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