Movistar say penalty imposed after Catalunya TTT 'sets a dangerous precedent for the future'

Team left unhappy after each of their riders were handed a one-minute penalty for what commissaires deemed as 'pushing' in the team time trial

Movistar on stage two of the 2017 Volta a Catalunya

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Movistar have expressed their anger at being handed a penalty which cost them the team time trial stage win at the Volta a Catalunya on Tuesday, saying "sets a dangerous precedent for the future."

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).