Robbie McEwen apologises for offensive phrase used in GCN Giro broadcast

MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA OCTOBER 10 Robbie McEwen poses for a portrait during the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Induction Media Opportunity at Crown Entertainment Complex on October 10 2019 in Melbourne Australia Photo by Kelly DefinaGetty Images
Robbie McEwen (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Retired professional cyclist Robbie McEwen has apologised for what he described as "an offensive phrase" used during the broadcast of stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.

Three-time Tour de France green jersey winner McEwen had previously been commentating for SBS Australia, but after being dropped from the commentary team went on to join the Global Cycling Network (GCN) team in early 2022.

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