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 England Patriots say they followed rules, accept no blame World Cup of Hockey set for return - Toronto 2016 Dongfeng Race Team closing in on China Volvo Ocean Race first Britain's Sir Ben Ainslie tips Bermuda's America's Cup course to be challenging NFL: Patriots used under-inflated balls in Super Bowl build-up Cadel Evans pedals towards retirement Simon Van Velthooven ready for return to racing with New Zealand sprint squad Greg LeMond says doper Lance Armstrong deserves his life ban Top-rated Port Taranaki Pro confirmed for March New England Patriots' ball scandal could take shine off the Super Bowl

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