Silvia Persico relegated for dangerous sprint at Tour de France Femmes

ROSHEIM FRANCE JULY 29 LR Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Jumbo Visma Women Team Yellow Leader Jersey Marta Bastianelli of Italy and UAE Team ADQ Elisa Balsamo of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo and Silvia Persico of Italy and Team Valcar Travel Service sprint at finish line during the 1st Tour de France Femmes 2022 Stage 6 a 1286km stage from SaintDidesVosges to Rosheim TDFF UCIWWT on July 29 2022 in Rosheim France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
The stage 6 sprint at Tour de France Femmes 2022, with Silvia Persico in the bright pink topped jersey of Valcar-Travel & Service (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Silvia Persico (Valcar-Travel & Service) swept across the road to find a gap in the stage 6 sprint at the Tour de France Femmes Avec Zwift, a deviation from her line that later saw her relegated from her fifth place finish. 

After reviewing the footage, the race jury classified it as a move which hindered or endangered another rider.

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Simone Giuliani
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Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.