Vincenzo Nibali disqualified from Vuelta a España

Vincenzo Nibali disqualified from Vuelta a España


Vincezo Nibali gets a really really sticky bottle.
Vincenzo Nibali disqualified from Vuelta a España for holding onto team car.

“We’ve seen the video. They tried to search in the rules, all the possibilities, but you know the decision, to expel the rider,” Vuelta race director Javier Guillén told journalists after the stage finish.

“I agree with the decision, because I think his attitude is regrettable.”

“There is no other possibility — this image is bad for cycling, for the sport. The consequences of this decision are bad for the Vuelta, we have lost a big rider,” Guillén continued.

“Any other decision would be hard to understand. The rules have to be followed. We have seen the images, I have never seen anything similar before. We respect the UCI jury’s call on this — we are sorry for what has happened.”

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