Team DSM rider files police complaint after being throttled by angry motorist

The driver is said to have objected to the cyclist riding side-by-side with another rider

DSM altercation

A Team DSM rider has filed a police complaint against a driver who allegedly cut him off before then getting out of his vehicle and throttling him.

In a video seen by Cycling Weekly, the driver gets out of his car and walks up to the DSM rider, getting in his face and gesticulating, before grabbing the rider by the throat, then pushing him backwards and off his bike.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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