Elia Viviani apologises for missing San Luis podium ceremony in 'rage'

Elia Viviani says he did not know if he could control himself after his teammate Jakub Mareczko beat him at the Tour de San Luis, which led him to miss the podium ceremony

Jakub Mareczko wins Stage 7 of the 2016 Tour de San Luis

(Image credit: Watson)

Elia Viviani wasn't happy that his teammate Jakub Mareczko beat him to the win on the final stage of the Tour de San Luis - so angry that he rode straight back to the team hotel.

The pair were riding for the Italian national team in the race and Lampre-Merida's Mareczko was due to lead Team Sky's Viviani out in the sprint.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.