The motorbike rider involved in the incident which saw Astana’s Jakob Fuglsang crash on the Col du Glandon has been ejected for the Tour de France’s final three stages.
A post race communiqué stated that the driver of the bike has been relieved of his duties due to “dangerous driving that caused the fall of the rider”.
Fuglsang managed to pick himself up and pick up 14 king of the mountains points on the Glandon having been paced back to the group using the fabled ‘sticky bottle’ technique. The rider and his team car were fined 50 Swiss Francs each for the infraction.
The Danish rider’s anger still hadn’t simmered by the time he spoke to reporters at the finish line, claiming it was a good job the moto rider was nowhere to be seen at the end of the stage.
“I was focusing the whole day on this climb to go away and actually in front in going away to collect mountain points of course, that’s not nice but he can be happy that he’s not close to me now, that motorcycle guy,” he said.
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