The Vuelta ciclista al Táchira stage race takes place in western Venezuela. This year’s race is part of the UCI America Tour, and started on the 9th of January, finishing on the 18th.

It seems that tensions are running a little high judging by this series of photos taken by Luis Contreras.

This brawl took place after the end of the 2nd stage from Santa Ana del Táchira to Santa Bárbara de Barinas. There is little information about what the reason for the fight was, but it seems to have involved riders from the Russian Lokosphinx team and local riders.

The remaining days of the race could be a tense affair.

Vuelta a Tachira I

Vuelta a Tachira III

Vuelta a Tachira