Pro cyclists throw punches after collision

Last updated 08:04 07/08/2014
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Spain's Vicente de Mateus and Italian Enrico Rossi clash at the end of the sixth stage of the Volta a Portugal.

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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."

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