'We have to stop this behaviour for our safety': Shove caught on camera marrs opening stage of UAE Tour

Ag2r's Paul Lapeira tweeted his disgust to Bahrain Victorious' Jonathan Milan after the stage

Jonathan Milan
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The latest in a long line of peloton safety complaints emerged on the very first day of 2022 WorldTour racing at the UAE Tour.

An overhead shot of the peloton captured Bahrain-Victorious' Jonathan Milan giving Ag2r Citroën's Paul Lapeira a shove, nearly sending the 21-year-old French neo-pro crashing into another rider in the bunch. Luckily, he managed to remain upright and Milan then gesticulated wildly at Lapeira.

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