Moscon on Tour de France expulsion: I didn't do anything

Gianni Moscon (Team Sky)

Gianni Moscon has revealed that he received no additional punishment from Team Sky following his expulsion from the Tour de France for striking Elie Gesbert (Fortuneo-Oscaro) in the opening kilometres of stage 15. He is currently serving a five-week ban from racing that was handed to him by the UCI and can return to competition on September 15 but continues to train hard, convinced he will be selected for the Italian team for the World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. In an interview with Tuttosport published on Wednesday, Moscon denied that he had tried to hit Gesbert, despite television footage demonstrating that he had turned and raised his arm at the French rider. Team Sky released a video apology from Moscon in the immediate aftermath of his expulsion from the Tour, but the Italian has now said that he “didn’t do anything” and claimed that his disqualification from the Tour had ...

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