Hugo Page, assaulted by Juan Sebastian Molano in the middle of the race: “Falling at this speed can have serious consequences”

Hugo Page, assaulted by Juan Sebastian Molano in the middle of the race: “Falling at this speed can have serious consequences”

The Colombian Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE) was disqualified for assaulting another rider, the Frenchman Hugo Pagein the 6th stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné, Friday approaching Gap.

According to the official statement from the jury of commissioners, Molano was excluded for “punches during the race, 8 kilometers from the finish, and recurrence after the finish“.

The images speak for themselves. The Colombian, unhappy with a gap from the wearer of the green jersey, came to tell him of his displeasure and hit him in the face. All this in the middle of the peloton, which was going at high speed in the final.

The native of Chartres wanted to communicate via his social networks his feelings after the stage and explained why he did not want to react to this aggression.

Hello everyone,
For people who ask me why I didn’t respond to this attack
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Because doing that at 80km/h downhill is dangerous, and there are 150 of us. Falling at this speed can have serious consequences.
Because that’s not the image I want to project, and I hate violence.
Also because, like all cyclists, I represent sponsors and a team that allows me to be at this level and live from my passion.
And I want to represent them in a beautiful way. I’m happy to have been able to wear this beautiful green jersey and to have sprinted for the last time here.

A position that allows the Frenchman to continue the race, unlike Molano…

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