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Elisa Longo Borghini apologises after throwing Lizzy Bank’s bike

Elisa Longo Borghini apologises after throwing Lizzy Bank’s bike
By Eurosport

29/03/2019 at 11:35Updated 29/03/2019 at 12:52

Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) has apologised to Lizzy Banks (Bigla) after she threw the latter’s bike off the road following a crash at Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne.

The pair crashed roughly 35km from the finish line and Banks landed off the course after she went straight over her handlebars.

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Longo Borghini wrote on Twitter that her behaviour was “unacceptable.”

"Sorry for the bike throw today. It was done in the heat of the moment and I was very frustrated because the bikes would not untangle. It was unacceptable and I am truly sorry. My apologies to @biglateam, I would never intentionally cause damage to someone else or their property."

Banks had earlier acknowledged the incident before the apology but clarified that because she couldn’t get to her bike immediately she couldn’t rejoin the bunch.

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