Aqua Blue Sport bus destroyed in arson attack at the Vuelta

Aqua Blue Sport team bus destroyed Vuelta

(Reuters) – A suspected arson attack destroyed the tour bus of the Aqua Blue Sport cycling team at the Vuelta a Espana in the southern Spanish city of Almeria.

A mattress had been placed underneath the bus in the early hours of Thursday and set alight, it said.

“Our team bus has been completely damaged in a cowardly arson attack over night. No one was injured. Police have arrested a suspect,” said a statement on the team’s Twitter account, showing images of the burned vehicle.

The team is competing in their first grand tour. They have vowed to continue racing and posted a picture of their riders on a different bus on their way to stage 12 with the message: “Nothing is going to stop us starting today’s La Vuelta stage. Thank you for all the support.”

A statement from Spain’s national police force said they had arrested a 55-year-old man who had allegedly caused four fires in Almeria, in the province of Andalusia.

Aqua Blue Sport team was founded this year by Cork-born millionaire Rick Delanry.


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