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Cyclists fight on the Tour of Costa Rica

Gabriel Marín and Dylan Castillo were involved in various incidents during the fourth stage, which finished with them fighting. Marín has been expelled from the Tour. Karolina Pliskova - Simona Halep

Fight on the Tour of Costa Rica

The 52nd Tour of Costa Rica descended into violence during the race. During the fourth stage, the La Virgen de Sarapiqui, local cyclists Dylan Castillo and Gabriel Marín, who had clashed several times during the day ended up in a fully fledged fight. 

Marín kicked out

The final incident occurred after Castillo brushed Marín and both cylists fell. Marín responded by kicking his rival several times. He was immediately disqualified and expelled from the Tour. 

"Accept the consequences"

Marín was furious afterwards, saying that it was unfair that he'd been disqualified when it was Castillo who had knocked him off his bike. His team, Nestlé Giant, however accepted the decision: "Gabriel is one of our important riders, but he has to accept the consequences".