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Senechal and Walscheid exchange punches on live TV after Sparkassen Munsterland crash

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Sénechal's interview after his win

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ByCharles Perrin
04/10/2019 at 11:32 | Updated 04/10/2019 at 11:44

The sprint finale of the Sparkssen Munsterland Giro saw a crash in the final 200m. It was also marred by a big dustup in the post-race interviews where punches were exchanged between Florian Senechal and Max Walscheid.

Senechal seemed to pin the blame on Sunweb’s Walscheid for the crash and then threw a punch at the German on live television.

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Walscheid retaliated before Senechal had to be dragged away from his team-mates.

Florian Senechal lost his cool after the race

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Tensions flared after Senechal’s wheel appeared to overlap with Walscheid’s rear tyre and he brought down a Sport Vlaanderen-Bolaise rider with him.

And Senechal has taken to social media to apologise for his actions.

On twitter, he wrote: “My heartfelt apologies go to @MaxWalscheid, @TeamSunweb, my team and my fans.

"What I did after the race was completely unacceptable and it doesn't represent who I am.

“I'm really sorry for this!"

Deceuninck-QuickStep claimed the rider had been "dealt with internally”.

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