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Incident reportedly happened at a race in Egypt; film uploaded to Facebook on Sunday

Shocking footage has emerged online that shows a man, said to be a cycling coach, punching and kicking a young rider in Egypt.

The video was posted to Facebook on 22 January by Alexandria-based cyclist Modo Peiraias.

It’s not clear exactly when the incident happened, which event the youngster was participating in, or what had happened immediately beforehand.

By any standards, though, it’s a brutal assault and one that leaves the young rider lying on the roadside.

The coach, who only stopped the attack when approached by several men, one of whom appears as though he may be a race commissaire, gets back in his van.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.