Patrick Lefevere calls Sam Bennett's relegation 'bulls**t' at Vuelta a España

Rarely does the Deceuninck - Quick-Step boss mince his words following a UCI decision

Sam Bennett and Patrick Lefevere (Getty)

Deceuninck - Quick-Step boss Patrick Lefevere has criticised the commissaries for relegating Sam Bennett on stage nine of the Vuelta a España after he crossed the line first, calling the decision "bulls**t".

The race jury relegated Bennett to last position in the bunch for an "irregular sprint", docking him five points in the green jersey competition and handing him a fine of 500 Swiss Francs.

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