Michael Matthews unhappy after being 'grabbed' by John Degenkolb in post-race spat (video)

Degenkolb apparently upset with Matthews' sprint on stage 16 of the Tour de France

Michael Matthews and John Degenkolb sprint towards the line on stage 16 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: ASO/Bruno Bade)

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) has registered his discontent after a spat with Tour de France stage 16 runner up John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) after the finish in Romans-sur-Isère.

A video shortly after the finish line, where the Australian won ahead of Degenkolb by a wheel's length, shows the incident, which will not be digested well at a Tour de France that has already saw Peter Sagan disqualified for irregular sprinting.

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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.