Tinkoff-Saxo continue in Vuelta a España 'as long as safety is guaranteed'

After two of its riders were hit by official motorbikes during the Vuelta a España, the Tinkoff-Saxo team meet with race organiser and UCI

Peter Sagan after a crash on stage eight of the 2015 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Watson)

Russian WorldTour team Tinkoff-Saxo has decided to continue racing in the Vuelta a España after receiving assurances from the race's organiser regarding rider safety. Tinkoff-Saxo riders Peter Sagan and Sergio Paulinho were forced to withdraw from the race after being injured by official motorcycles in two separate incidents.

According to the team, a meeting took place on the Tinkoff-Saxo bus on Thursday morning ahead of stage 12 between the team, the Vuelta race director, a UCI commissaire and a representative of TV España.

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