Marc Soler apologises for protesting team orders at Vuelta a España

A Movistar team boss said Soler lacked 'understanding of cycling history'

Marc Soler on stage nine of the Vuelta a España 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Marc Soler has apologised for complaining about team orders on stage nine of the Vuelta a España.

The Spaniard's discontent at being told by Movistar to wait for team-mate Nairo Quintana when he was at the front of the race was clearly picked up by television cameras. Soler threw his arms in the air when the message came through to him on race radio, continuing to shake his head as he reduced his speed and sat up.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.