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Pro Cyclist Booted From Race For Using His Bike As A Weapon

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Cycling season has well and truly started up and that means that cycling fighting season has also begun. Zhiwen Chen of Giant Cycling was kicked out of the Tour de Langkawi—this is perhaps the most egregious usage of the superfluous “de” to remind people that this is the same sport as the Tour de France—after video emerged of him throwing his bike at fellow rider Mohd Harrif Saleh of the Terengganu team.

Apparently, Giant and Terengganu spent the stage bickering, as one of Chen’s teammates hit a Terengganu rider with a water bottle at some point during the stage. Cyclists fighting in road shoes will never not be sort of silly and futile, though as Rui Costa’s nasty wheel fight with Carlos Barreda shows, riders can still throw down.

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