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23rd Aug 2015

Cyclist disqualified for being *towed* by team car (video)

Simon Lloyd

Cycling is notorious for being a sport where the odd individual tries to gain an illegal advantage once in a while – but this is ridiculous.

Vincenzo Nibali, three time winner of the Grand Tour, has been disqualified Spain’s Vuelta after holding on to his team’s car.

After earlier being involved in a crash and losing a fair amount of distance on the leaders, footage clearly shows the Italian being given plenty of help to try and make up the lost ground.

Unsurprisingly, Nibali was booted out of the race when news of the footage got round.