• Javier Moreno. (Bahrain-Merida)Source: Bahrain-Merida
Bahrain-Merida's Javier Moreno was tossed out of the Giro by commissaries after an altercation with Team Sky's Diego Rosa.
Cycling Central

10 May 2017 - 7:59 AM  UPDATED 10 May 2017 - 8:01 AM

The incident happened when the two riders were jostling for a wheel ahead of the final climb to Mount Etna.

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“My teammates and I were all in the line coming to the final climb, team Sky came up on the left and [Diego] Rosa wanted to get onto my team-mates wheel in front of me," Moreno said.

"When he realized I was resisting, he aggravated me to which I reacted by pushing him, unfortunately causing him to crash.

"I want to apologise for my reaction and make it clear that it was not my intention for him to crash. I apologise to him and Team Sky, as well as to my teammates and sponsors."

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