It seems that tensions were high in the closing kilometres of the final stage of the Route du Sud with two riders coming to blows.
With less than ten kilometres of the stage remaining as riders prepared for a bunch sprint, Danish rider was Mads Pedersen (Stölting Service Group) was unhappy with a move by Mickaël Delage (FDJ).
It appears that the riders were fighting for the wheel of another FDJ rider and Pedersen wasn’t happy with Delage trying to muscle his way in on the Dane. Pedersen gave the French rider a push on the backside with Delage responding by trying to strike Pedersen on the helmet.
Pedersen lashed out again at Delage before there was a verbal exchange between the riders.
Delage’s team-mate Arnaud Demaré went on to with the stage in a sprint finish ahead of Yohann Gene (Direct Energie) and Stéphane Poulhies (Equipe Cycliste Armée de Terre).
What is going on?!? @mickaeldelage vs @Mads__Pedersen! 😱😱 #RouteduSud pic.twitter.com/AxHrVMcIhk
— CyclingHub.tv (@CyclingHubTV) June 19, 2016
No excuse for this even if tensions were high. Let’s not become like footballer’s….
If they were like footballers they would have fallen off and been lying on the ground writhing in faux pain
This type of shocking, graphic, unbelievable violence is not acceptable on youtube, LiveLeak is the preferred venue for this horror. RIP
There appears to be a rise of this, particularly aggravated by french teams, cofias and now fdj ? is there sone thing in the water with all this aggressiveness??