Gianni Moscon accepts suspension: It was never my intention to hit the rider
Aug 08 2018 02:30 pm CET

Gianni Moscon accepts suspension: It was never my intention to hit the rider
Gianni Moscon accepts suspension: It was never my intention to hit the rider
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Team Sky has accepted the UCI's suspension of Gianni Moscon and continuous to support the rider after the Tour de France incident.

Moscon will serve a five-week suspension from the 8th of August to the 12th of September for hitting Elie Gesbert at the 15th stage of the Tour de France. "I accept the suspension given to me by the UCI," said the rider in a press release. "I reacted in the heat of the moment and 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 apologised to both Elie Gesbert and Team Fortuneo-Samsic for the incident."

Team Sky also accepts the punishment and supports the rider. "We accept the UCI’s decision to suspend Gianni for a five-week period," said Team Principal Sir Dave Brailsford. "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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