Rory Sutherland responds very calmly to Eugenio Alafaci's actions

Before the fireworks went off on the final climb of stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia there were a few handbags in the peloton as tempers flared between Trek-Segafredo and Movistar.

The incident took place on the run-in to the climb as the GC teams fought for position, with Movistar’s Rory Sutherland moving left on to the wheel of a Trek-Segafredo rider.

Unfortunately this meant that he cut across Eugenio Alafaci, who responded angrily, picking his bidon out of his bottle cage and flinging it with all his might onto Sutherland’s back wheel.

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To Sutherland’s credit he doesn’t appear to react angrily (perhaps mindful of how Javier Moreno (Bahrain-Merida) was disqualified earlier in the Giro for pushing Team Sky‘s Diego Rosa).

Instead the Australian simply turns around and drops back, appearing to just put his arm on the back of the Italian rider, and exchanging a few words before getting on with the job in hand.