Pezcyclingnews: Eurotrash Moto Crash Thursday!


Jan 3, 2005
Yet another Tinkoff-Saxo rider is forced out of the Vuelta a Espaa due to a moto, will the UCI do anything? We look at all the happenings from Spain; race news, results, quotes and video. Plus the Tour de l’Avenir, the Schaal Sels, contract news, Bianchi bikes and an update on Kris Boeckmans. What does Ian Boswell have in his Vuelta suit case?TOP STORY: Tinkoff-Saxo 0 – Motos 2!Can organizers of Vuelta a Espaa guarantee a safe race? This is the question everybody involved in the sport of cycling should be asking after Sergio Paulinho was hit by a reckless TV motorcycle in the first kilometers of the Vuelta stage 11.Exactly four days after Peter Sagan was hit and taken down by a neutral assistance motorbike, another Tinkoff-Saxo rider, Sergio Paulinho, is forced to abandon the Vuelta a Espaa because of the reckless and unacceptable behavior of a TV motorbike.According to Paulinho, he was alone at the front of the race as the peloton was set to tackle the first climb to the Collada de Beixalis summit, approximately three kilometers into the race. Just before the start of the ascent, Paulinho took a right turn at fast pace, rapidly approaching a TV motorbike that was in front of him, in the middle of the road, in breach of safety regulations. Just as Paulinho was reaching the motorbike, its driver did not make any apparent move to avoid the collision, continued on its course and hit Paulinho on his left leg.The...

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