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Cycling team kicked out of race after rider attacks rivals
    2017-November-8  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A CHINESE rider with the local Keyi Look team faces severe punishment after attacking members of the Swiss national team at the Tour of Hainan in extraordinary scenes.

Race organizers said that Wang Xin and his team would never be allowed back following the violent incident that saw police step in and Keyi Look expelled from the event.

Video footage posted online shows a rider, purported to be Wang, beating one staff member of the Swiss team to the ground and kicking him in the head, before attacking a second one.

The rider then retrieves a tire pump from a support car, with the seeming intent to use it as a weapon.

Police and bystanders rush in to intervene, as dozens of people look on in shock.

The Chinese Cycling Association (CCA) is weighing further punishment following the incident at the end of stage seven Friday, a 166.5-kilometer ride between the cities of Sanya and Wuzhishan.

It was sparked when the Swiss team car “made physical contact” with Wang, causing him to fall, the CCA said.

The CCA said it had “a zero-tolerance attitude towards uncivilized behavior and violence” and alleged that in addition to Wang, Keyi Look team staff were also involved.

“CCA will make a further decision after more investigations into this incident,” it said in a statement.

Keyi Look and Wang apologized in statements on Weibo, but blamed the Swiss for knocking him over with their car.

The Tour of Hainan vowed never to allow them back.

“Wang’s behavior is not acceptable and doesn’t reflect Chinese cycling. Hainan people are known for being very friendly,” race organizers said in a statement.

“The image and the reputation of the Tour of Hainan cannot be tarnished by such improper behavior.

“Fighting will never be permitted in this event.”(SD-Agencies)

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