Movistar rider Ivan Sosa has been handled for cuts to his chin after a lorry driver threatened him with a handgun then struck him with the weapon whereas he was on a coaching trip in his dwelling nation, Colombia – however could face prices himself for allegedly breaking the tractor unit’s windscreen.
The 25 12 months outdated, who joined the Spanish WorldTour staff final 12 months from Ineos Grenadiers, was using close to Chinauta within the division of Cundinamarca when the incident occurred simply after midday yesterday, studies El Tiempo.
The lorry driver is reported to have made a detailed move on the bicycle owner earlier than firing his revolver within the air a number of instances, then obtained out of the cab and hit Sosa with it, with the rider subsequently reporting the incident to the Policia Nacional.
Officers subsequently stopped the driving force, who claimed that Sosa had squirted water in his face, earlier than throwing a stone on the lorry’s windscreen, breaking it. He additionally surrendered his firearm to police, who confirmed that he had a allow for it.
The assertion from police added that each Sosa and the driving force will probably be referred to the competent authorities for attainable additional motion – the bicycle owner for property injury, the lorry driver for inflicting damage to the individual.
Following the incident, Sosa was taken to a medical centre in Fusagasugá for therapy, based on a tweet from Movistar, with the staff additionally confirming that the bicycle owner remained aware all through his ordeal.
Confirmamos que Iván Sosa fue atendido por heridas en el mentón en un centro médico de Fusagasugá (Colombia), su lugar de origen, tras el incidente sufrido este jueves.
El ciclista de Movistar Workforce ha permanecido consciente en todo momento. ¡Mucho ánimo, amigo! pic.twitter.com/e4JaGyVanZ
— Movistar Workforce (@Movistar_Team) January 5, 2023
Colombian biking web site Mundo Ciclistico posted a selfie taken by Sosa that exhibits the lower to his chin.
#URGENTE | 🚴🏻♂️🚨 Estas fueron las graves heridas sufridas por Iván Sosa tras el incidente con el conductor de un camión en la vía Silvania – Fusagasugá. El individuo habría agredido al escarabajo en la cara con un arma de fuego 🚴🏻♂️🚨
📸©️ Antonio Sosa (Padre del ciclista) pic.twitter.com/SpdZMdHvmF
— Mundo Ciclístico (@mundociclistico) January 5, 2023
Sosa, who started his skilled profession with the Italian staff Androni Giocattoli-Sidemec and has gained plenty of stage races together with the Vuelta a Burgos, twice, and final season’s Tour de Langkawi, took to Instagram to specific his thanks for the messages of assist he had obtained following the incident.
He added: “Fortunately it was nothing greater than I scare, however I really feel positive.”