Etixx-Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere says he expects the Giro d’Italia organisers to take no action against the spectator who caused a crash on stage two by cycling into the peloton.
The crash, which was filmed by someone standing on the other side of the road, forced Etixx rider Pieter Serry to quit the race, although x-rays showed no broken bones for the Belgian.
“It is very difficult to do anything [about it],” he said. “If Serry wanted to do something, then he had to submit a complaint against the unknown person on Sunday evening. But no-one has been able to identify or stop the perpetrator.
“But if you are in pain and if your shoulder is almost hanging out, then that’s the last thing on your mind. I doubt there is anyone on the team knows what the true cause was.”
He added: “The Giro in recent years has proven that its umbrella is so great from here to Tokyo. They never take decisions. I expect nothing of it.”