'We're 180 idiots riding in the way of each other': Tour de France riders give their thoughts on Luke Rowe & Tony Martin disqualification

Riders are fairly unanimous in their agreement that the two riders shouldn't have been thrown out of the Tour de France

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The jury's decision to disqualify Luke Rowe (Ineos) and Tony Martin (Jumbo-Visma) for fighting was "harsh" and "over the top" say riders at the 2019 Tour de France.

The two pushed and shoved each other during stage 17 to Gap on Wednesday and after finishing, were sent home.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.