Tiger and Magpie


National Post напечатала статью, прочитав которую, я, пусть и не белорус и даже, с точки зрения расовой, этнической, не русский, почувствовал себя задетым, abused, что ли. Эх, Самойлов, Самойлов. Бронька. Ты же всех нас подставил...

Удивительно, откуда русские и белорусские берут такие слова! Не иначе окружающие учат.

It was claimed that an MTN Qhubeka rider was called a “f–– n––” during yesterday’s fourth stage of the Tour of Austria.

The South African team’s principal, Doug Ryder, claimed last night that the incident was far from a one-off, alleging further racist abuse and bullying from within the peloton towards his riders.

MTN Qhubeka, the first African team to compete at the Tour de France since the 1950s, had a bittersweet day. Their Eritrean rider Daniel Teklehaimanot made cycling history, becoming the first black African to wear a leader’s jersey at a grand tour when he claimed the polka dot jersey for best climber on yesterday’s sixth stage from Abbeville to Le Havre. But even as the team were wiping away tears of joy, they were simultaneously making representations to the UCI, cycling’s world governing body, to have Belarusian rider Branislau Samoilau, of Pro-Continental team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice, thrown out of the Tour of Austria for alleged racial abuse of their Eritrean champion Natnael Berhane.