Rider kicked off Tour de France for hitching a lift in another team's car

Eduardo Sepulveda of Bretagne-Séché Environnement is disqualified from the Tour de France for taking a lift in a Ag2r-La Mondiale car

14 July 2015
102nd Tour de France
Stage 10 : Tarbes - La Pierre-Saint-Martin
SEPULVEDA Eduardo (ARG) Bretagne - Seche Environnement, at La Pierre-Saint-Martin
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tour de France juries are known to be harsh every now and again, but Bretagne-Séché Environnement rider Eduardo Sepulveda can have few complaints after grabbing a lift for a few hundred metres on stage 14.

The Argentinian was disqualified at the finish of stage for hopping in a team car on the final climb up to Mende – but not his own car, one of rival French team Ag2r-La Mondiale.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.