Watch: Trek-Segafredo rider throws bottle at Movistar rival as tempers flare at Giro d'Italia

Rory Sutherland responds very calmly to Eugenio Alafaci's actions

Trek-Segafredo's Eugenio Alafaci's temper flares as he throws a bidon at Rory Sutherland before the last climb of the day's stage.
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Before the fireworks went off on the final climb of stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia there were a few handbags in the peloton as tempers flared between Trek-Segafredo and Movistar.

The incident took place on the run-in to the climb as the GC teams fought for position, with Movistar's Rory Sutherland moving left on to the wheel of a Trek-Segafredo rider.

Unfortunately this meant that he cut across Eugenio Alafaci, who responded angrily, picking his bidon out of his bottle cage and flinging it with all his might onto Sutherland's back wheel.

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To Sutherland's credit he doesn't appear to react angrily (perhaps mindful of how Javier Moreno (Bahrain-Merida) was disqualified earlier in the Giro for pushing Team Sky's Diego Rosa).

Instead the Australian simply turns around and drops back, appearing to just put his arm on the back of the Italian rider, and exchanging a few words before getting on with the job in hand.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.