Watch: The incident which led to Nils Eekhoff’s disqualification

Samuele Battistella was declared the winner of the U23 road race at the World Championships after Dutchman Nils Eeckhoff was disqualified for ‘illegally drafted behind a team car’.

The 21-year-old crashed early on the race, a fall that also caused a dislocation of the shoulder that he put back himself. In the footage he seems to grab a sticky bottle and then he used some drafting to return to the peloton.

 

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