Fair play in cycling is a thing of the past, says Vinokourov

Alexander Vinokourov says riders used the crash on stage two as an opportunity to eliminate Vincenzo Nibali, but apologises for his rider's actions

Vincenzo Nibali and Alexander Vinokourov on stage fourteen of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Astana manager Alexander Vinokourov has apologised for the rule breaking that led to his rider Vincenzo Nibali being ejected from the Vuelta a España.

Nibali held on to a team car after being held up by a crash on stage two and sped back towards the front group, resulting in the race jury sending him home along with the directeur sportif driving the car, Alexandre Shefer.

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