Pro cyclists throw punches after collision

Last updated 08:04 07/08/2014
CM CRUZ/YouTube

Spain's Vicente de Mateus and Italian Enrico Rossi clash at the end of the sixth stage of the Volta a Portugal.

Relevant offers

Other Sports

New York Rangers send NHL Eastern Conference finals series to decider Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker gets some advice from Mike Tyson Usain Bolt wins 200m, Asafa Powell the 100m Anaheim Ducks beat Chicago Blackhawks to take lead in NHL Western Conference finals New Zealand track cyclists head to Australia Coach Anthony Peden praises sprint cycling team before their trip to USA and Europe When artificial intelligence bot Claudico takes on poker pros, all bets are off Quiz: Test your sports knowledge - May 26 Jono Hailstone to lead NZ para-cycling programme, succeeding Brendon Cameron Christchurch's Charlotte Sullivan claims first World Cup medal for Kiwi gymnastics

Cycling and boxing seem an odd mix, but these two professional cyclists traded some decent blows after a tangle during the Volta a Portugal race.

With temperatures soaring on the 155-kilometre stage from Oliveira do Bairro to Viseu, tensions became heated between Vicente de Mateus from Spain and Italian Enrico Rossi after crashing on a roundabout near the end of the stage.

The action was captured by a helicopter filming the race and showed Rossi lashing out before De Mateus got a decent response in.

"I was going over the line and then he ran into me, so we overturned. Then he stood and shouted at me so I hit him," Rossi told Danish TV channel TV2.

Rossi's team boss, Bo Hamburger, defended his rider: "The adrenaline was running high and they collided at high speed. If you put yourself in his position then you can understand why he hit him."

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content