Team Sky's Gianni Moscon disqualified from Tour de France after 'punching' rival rider

Italian rider disqualified from race after reported clash with Elie Gesbert

Gianni Moscon leads the peloton up the Pic de Nore on stage 15 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Team Sky's Gianni Moscon has been disqualified from the 2018 Tour de France after being involved in an altercation with another rider on stage 15 between Millau and Carcassonne.

Moscon, who has been a key domestique in a successful first two weeks of the Tour for the team that has seen Geraint Thomas take the race lead and Chris Froome sit in second, was 28th across the line on the stage, but was later disqualified by the race organisers.

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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.