• Lars Boom was disqualified from the Tour of Norway after throwing a punch on stage 2 (Getty)
Lars Boom was disqualified from the Tour of Norway after race commissaires saw him throw a punch during stage 2 of the Tour of Norway.
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Cycling Central

18 May - 1:16 PM 

But the rider he punched Preben van Hacke (Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise) thought a DQ was too harsh. 

"Sometimes this happens in a race. He did not hit my face, but in the hip," Van Hecke told Norway's TV 2.

Straight after the race, Boom (LottoNL-Jumbo) felt his move was justified. 

"He was on my wheel and I almost crashed, I almost f*king hit the ground. Sorry for the language. But I would not crash, especially when an idiot does something like that," Boom said to TV 2.

But he later backed up the rage truck a bit and apologised via a statement on the LottoNL-Jumbo Twitter account. 

Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) won the stage.