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Riders disqualified from Tour of Britain for riding on pavement

Joe Robinson
6 Sep 2017

The Tour of Britain disqualify two riders for attacking on the pavement

The Tour of Britain has removed two riders from Stage 4 to Newark-on-Trent for using the pavement to launch their attack. Jack Lowsley Williams (Bike Channel-Canyon) and Bryan Lewis (Cylance Cycling) were removed immediately from the race. 

With the break already escaping the main peloton, Lewis and Lowsley Williams launched a counter attack in attempt to bridge across to the lead group. However, with the main bunch spread across the road, this left no room to attack from. 

This led to Lowsley Williams bunny hopping onto the pavement to move clear of the bunch. He was then joined by Lewis who followed suit. 

With both riders battling to make the lead group, the race commissioners informed the riders of their decision to disqualify both riders, with both stopping immediately. 

This disqualification follows the strict precedent set by the commissioners. Taylor Phinney (Cannondale-Drapac) found himself removed from the race on Stage two having jumped across a level crossing as the gates were closing.

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