Team Sky's König among riders sanctioned after stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia

The 16-man long list of riders were all given some level of punishment for holding onto cars or motorbikes for too long on the Queen Stage of the Giro d'Italia

26 May 2015
98th Giro d'Italia
Stage 16 : Pinzolo - Aprica
KONIG Leopold (CZE) Sky, at Passo del Mortirolo
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Leopold König (Team Sky) was among 16 riders to be punished by race officials after Tueday's stage at the Giro d'Italia, for holding onto motorbikes or cars for too long on the gruelling route that took in the Passo di Mortirolo.

König was handed a 50 CHF (£34) fine, a 10-second time penalty on GC and five-points removed in the points classification, but the new Team Sky leader remains in sixth position overall despite the offence, now 9-30 back on race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo).

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Richard Windsor

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