Moscon disqualified after reacting with rage following crash
The 25-year-old was later disqualified from the race for “aggressive and unsporting conduct”, prompting the Italian Classics specialist to rip up his race number in frustration.
Ineos’ lead director, Gabriel Rasch, would later call the incident “not acceptable”.
Angry Moscon hurls numbers to floor after disqualification
"Basically, they wanted to show me the pictures on the big screen so I could see it. In the car you have small TVs and mobile phones and you can’t really see 100 per cent what happened," Rasch said to Cycling News.
I agree with the decision – it’s not something that should happen. It’s not acceptable, what happened.
Kasper Asgreen of Deceuninck-Quick Step would go on to claim the biggest victory of his career with a stunning solo win.
Debusschere said after the race that he was ready to punch Moscon after the incident but thought better of it.
"I didn’t crash but I tumbled into the ditch and was crawling back out of it, then I had a bike – not even mine – thrown straight to my head. I had to raise my hand to protect myself in order not to get it into my face,” told Cycling News.
The bike hit me with the chainwheel. At that moment I could have punched him. You’re full of adrenaline but then you realize that the best thing you can do is get back on your bike.
“You’re disappointed but the reflex should be to get back on your bike as soon as possible and make sure you’re back in the pack.
“There’s not much time to waste in these races.”
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