Team Sky have reacted to a video posted online of their team bus driver passing very near to a cyclist on a Welsh road, branding it ‘unacceptable’ and apologising for the incident.
According to Sky, the driver of the vehicle has already been ‘spoken to’.
Cyclist Andy Rolfe posted a video on Twitter of the incident, in which the driver of the Sky bus is seen passing very closely to Rolfe just as a white tanker lorry approaches them on the other side of the road.
Team sky’s bus almost taking me out, sorry about the language, but this needs to go viral for the safety of cyclists pic.twitter.com/nmojiJnoXf
— Andy Rolfe (@AndyRolfe65) September 8, 2016
Note: Video contains bad language
“What is shown in the video is unacceptable and we are sorry,” said a statement issued by Sky on Thursday. “We’ve already spoken to the driver and we’ll be discussing this with him again in more detail.
“We will also be speaking to all staff and reminding them of their responsibilities.
“Encouraging people to get out and on their bikes is a huge part of what we stand for as a team.
“We are a team of cyclists and we all know how important it is for us as a team to set an example when it comes to ensuring cyclists are able to use the roads safely.”
The bus is being used by Sky during the Tour of Britain, which visited Wales on Wednesday for a stage between Denbigh and Builth Wells in Wales.