Gianluca Brambilla and Ivan Rovny were disqualified from the Vuelta a Espana after coming to blows during the 16th stage from San Martin del Rey Aurelio to La Farrapona.
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AFP

7 Apr 2015 - 5:20 PM  UPDATED 13 Apr 2015 - 3:34 PM

In bizarre circumstances both men landed punches and elbowed each other whilst continuing to ride as they made up a breakaway group of 13 riders.

Rovny (Tinkoff-Saxo) even had to ask for a new pair of sunglasses from his Tinkoff-Saxo team car as they were broken in the bust up.

It was originally announced that tour organisers would take a decision on sanctions at the end of the stage, but with Brambilla (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) still part of a lead group of three with just 15 kilometres to go both teams were instructed to tell their riders to stop as they had been disqualified.

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