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Team Sky's Moscon Expelled From Tour De France For Punch Mid-Race

Team Sky's Moscon Expelled From Tour De France For Punch Mid-Race

Team Sky’s Gianni Moscon has been expelled from the Tour after 'punching' Elie Gesbert of team Fortuneo-Samsic at the start of today's stage 15.

The footage was discovered by French TV. The incident happened just 800 metres into the stage.

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Eurosport have reported that Sky team leaders Dave Brailsford and Nicolas Porta reviewed the footage with the commissioner after the finish. The race itself was won by Magnus Cort Nielsen while Geraint Thomas maintained the yellow jersey. Moscon had been a key figure in Sky's successful start to the tour.

It is the latest in a series of controversies involving the Team Sky rider. He was accused of using racial slurs against Kévin Reza last year and was sent him on a diversity awareness course at the time.

SEE ALSO: Watch: Angry Fan Attempts To Push Chris Froome During Tour De France

Maurice Brosnan

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