Moscon banned for five weeks after disqualification from Tour de France

Gianni Moscon (Team Sky)

Gianni Moscon has been banned from racing for five weeks by the UCI for hitting Fortuneo-Samsic rider Elie Gesbert during stage 15 of the Tour de France , allowing him to return in time to be selected for the Italian team for the World Road Race Championships in Innsbruck, Austria at the end of September. The UCI confirmed that Moscon was disqualified from the Tour de France and was banned from competition between August 8 and September 12. In a statement from Team Sky, Moscon said he accepted the suspension. “I reacted in the heat of the moment and it was never my intention to hit the rider. As the footage shows I didn’t make contact, but I regret my actions and I have already apologised to both Elie Gesbert and Team Fortuneo Samsic for the incident," Moscon said. Cyclingnews understands that Team Sky do not intend to terminate the ...

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