Juan Sebastian Molano disqualified after hitting opponent twice in Criterium du Dauphine

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Colombia’s Juan Sebastian Molano has been disqualified from the Criterium de Dauphine after hitting an opponent twice throughout stage six.

The UAE-Group Emirates rider was seen arguing with France’s Hugo Web page within the closing levels earlier than shaking his bike and placing him on the helmet.

Molano, 27, then raced to Web page’s workforce bus to remonstrate additional earlier than placing him on the top once more.

He has since apologised on his workforce’s Twitter account.

France’s Valentin Ferron gained the stage for Whole Energies from a breakaway.

Web page, 20, of the Intermarche-Wanty Gobert workforce, didn’t reply bodily in both occasion.

Molano has been pulled from a race by his workforce earlier than, after posting “uncommon physiological outcomes” throughout the 2019 Giro d’Italia.

UAE-Group Emirates have gained the Tour de France for the previous two seasons by Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar.

The eight-day Dauphine is a high-profile occasion used a warm-up for the Tour, which begins in Copenhagen on 1 July.

There has already been drama after total chief Wout van Aert of Jumbo-Visma was overwhelmed to the road on stage three by France’s David Gaudu of Groupama-FDJ after the Belgian celebrated too early.

Van Aert stays within the yellow jersey, one minute three seconds forward of Italy’s Mattia Cattaneo of Fast Step-Alpha Vinyl.

Britain’s Ethan Hayter of Ineos Grenadiers is fourth, 1min 32secs down, with team-mate Tao Geoghegan Hart seventh, an additional 23 seconds adrift.

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