Jumbo-Visma director Merijn Zeeman kicked out of Tour de France for misconduct

Jumbo-Visma at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Jumbo-Visma directeur sportif Merijn Zeeman has been kicked out of the Tour de France for misconduct, according to official communications following stage 18 in La Roche-sur-Foron on Thursday. 

The Tour de France race jury reported in the official post-race communication notice stated that Zeeman intimidated and insulted a UCI employee during a bike check, of Primož Roglič's yellow-jersey bike, after Wednesday's stage 17 that finished at the Méribel ski station atop the Col de la Loze.

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