TOLEDO – Movistar’s Sporting Director accused cycling's governing body of favouring Vuelta a Espana leader Primoz Roglic on Friday after the Slovenian was allowed to use a car’s slipstream to catch up with the peloton after a crash.
The issue arose just over 100km into the rain-affected 19th stage from Avila to Toledo when a group including Roglic and fourth-placed Miguel Angel Lopez crashed heavily on a descent.
Roglic's team mate Tony Martin was forced to abandon the race following the incident.
“If this is cycling and the (governing body) UCI decides who is going to win, well perfect,” Movistar’s Jose Luis Arrieta said.
“This kind of thing has happened to us and they didn’t take this decision."