Published: Wed, July 25, 2018
Sports | By Brandy Patterson

Sky woes continue as Moscon kicked out of Tour

Sky woes continue as Moscon kicked out of Tour

GIANNI Moscon's Team Sky future is in doubt after the franchise's team principal supported the decision by race organisers to expel the rider from the Tour de France.

At a news conference during the race's second rest day on Monday, Brailsford took umbrage at the treatment inflicted on his riders, who have been verbally abused and spat at over the past two weeks.

"I don't think it's going to stop", he said. "I was sad for (Yates) but it could have happened to me, too, because I took a lot of risks". But I don't think spitting and throwing things has a place in professional sport. It seems to be the thing that's done here. "It's a shame but we're not going to let it distract us".

TEAM Sky boss Dave Brailsford has poured petrol on the fan behaviour flames, claiming roadside hostility at this year's Tour de France is a "French cultural thing". Froome was jostled and spat at on Alpe d'Huez, while 2014 victor Vincenzo Nibali saw his race ended after he was brought down in a tangle with a fan on the same mountain.

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The punching incident overshadowed a day in which Geraint Thomas comfortably retained the yellow jersey as Magnus Cort Nielsen won his first career Tour stage, outsprinting Jon Izagirre of Bahrain-Merida and Bauke Mollema of Trek-Segefredo to deliver back-to-back wins for Astana.

"It's interesting. We raced in Italy and Chris's case was open when we were at the Tour of Italy and the Italians were fantastic, to be fair to them". "It was just a temporary thing with stinging and burning". I'm not sure they'd have liked their football players being spat at in Russian Federation. I'm sure that there would be a word or two about that. But it's okay to spit at us and our staff? She's trying to drive around France and it's very intimidating for her, to be spat at.

Thomas added: "It was certainly unfortunate that it was still lingering around when we came through". Moscon was suspended by Sky for six weeks for a racist slur against a French rider previous year.

"The Tour de France is promoted as the world's greatest annual sporting event and if you want the best worldwide riders to come to your country then maybe treat them with a little more respect", he concluded.

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"If you don't want them to come you could have a Tour de France for French teams if you want, but if you want worldwide teams to come then treat them with a bit more respect. But if you want global teams to come then treat them with the same respect that you'd want your team to be treated when they go to Russian Federation, the World Cup or wherever else".

But Frenchman Lappartient, whom Brailsford has previously accused of having a "French mayor mentality", asked the Sky team's boss not to stir up animosity among the local fans.

"I just sprayed some water in the eyes and water in the face", added Froome. "We've ridden in the same team for a number of years now and we've generally lived in the same areas".

"You could feel it in your lungs, it wasn't pleasant but they dealt with it pretty well and the medics got everyone going again".

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