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by Shane Stokes
May 2, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Kristoff wins third Eschborn-Frankfurt; Alarcón takes double success in Vuelta Asturias; Williams, Ryan win Dana Point GP events in California; Bouhanni recovering from ‘big concussion’; Incredulity about new Giro d’Italia competition; Six-week suspension for Moscon over racist abuse; Quintana’s backup named for Giro d’Italia; Orica-Scott takes on ‘tricky mix’ with team goals for Giro d’Italia; Kruijswijk targeting podium or better Giro d’Italia; Geoghegan Hart pays tribute to former teammate Young; UCI suspends Continental Team Elkov-Author Cycling; Tracey Gaudry appointed CEO of the Hawthorn Football Club; Simon Jones speaks about new Cycling Australia role as High Performance Unit Director; Stars of the future?
Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) at the 2017 Tour of Flanders.
Gianni Moscon has been handed a six week suspension by Team Sky following racist comments directed at FDJ’s Kévin Reza at the Tour of Romandie. The British squad issued a statement on Monday and said how the 23 year old Italian would be punished for his actions.
“Following a disciplinary meeting with Team Sky concerning an incident at the Tour of Romandie, Gianni Moscon has been given a formal written warning and suspended from racing for six weeks,” it said. “He will also attend a diversity awareness course.
“Gianni recognises that his behaviour was wrong and how seriously Team Sky take this kind of incident.
“He apologised to Kevin Reza after the stage and again to him and his team the following morning, and this apology was accepted. Gianni knows that there is no excuse for his behaviour and that any repeat will result in termination of his contract.”
In 2014 Reza said that Orica rider Michael Albasini had used racist comments in their breakaway; the team later said that it was a misunderstanding and that the matter had been settled.