Belarusian rider fined for reported racial slur at the Tour of Austria

Branislau Samoilau gives a month's salary to MTN-Qhubeka's charity following claims he racially abused Eritrean rider Natnael Berhane.

Branislau Samoilau on stage four of the 2014 Tour de Suisse

(Image credit: Watson)

Belarusian rider Branislau Samoilau has been fined a month’s wages after he reportedly racially abused another professional during this week’s Tour of Austria.

Samoilau, who rides for the UCI Pro Continental CCC Sprandi Pokowice squad, is alleged to have said a derogatory term to MTN-Qhubeka’s Eritrean rider Natnael Berhane during the race’s fourth stage on Wednesday.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1