Driver who cut off Schachmann during Il Lombardia fined

Strade Bianche 2020 - 14th Edition - Siena - Siena 184 km - 01/08/2020 - Maximilian Schachmann (GER - Bora - Hansgrohe) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2020
Maximilian Schachmann of Bora-Hansgrohe finished third at 2020 Strade Bianche (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Authorities in Italy have given a €129 fine and docked two points from the driving licence of the woman who drove onto the course during the finale of Il Lombardia on Saturday, cutting off German champion Maximilian Schachmann, who plowed into the side of her vehicle and fractured his collarbone.

Investigators reconstructed the events and found that the driver came out of one of the private driveways on the descent of the San Fermo della Battaglia "at a point that was not visible" to the police at the nearest protection point. She turned right and drove about 200m on the course toward Cernobbio before turning left into the path of Schachmann, who was on his way to seventh place.

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