New footage has emerged of the moment police in Adelaide, South Australia pulled over riders from Team Sky and gave them a warning over their behaviour after they were seen breaking traffic laws.
The incident happened on Monday morning in Adelaide's Central Business District while the Team Sky riders were on a training ride, on which they were being followed by several local cyclists, one of whom was filming with a helmet camera.
The video was posted to YouTube by user WalrusRider, who provides a running commentary and has also subtitled the lecture the Team Sky riders were given by police.
Earlier this week, a spokesman for SA Police confirmed to Bicycling Australia that members of Team Sky had been stopped after they "allegedly failed to give way at a pedestrian crossing and went through a red light … that sort of thing.”
He continued: “As part of Operation Safe Cycling 2018 police officers spoke to a number of cyclists on Pulteney Street in the Adelaide CBD this morning after identifying a number of traffic offences committed by the group.
“Police stop cyclist all the time but obviously there will be a further emphasis during the Tour Down Under period. It was just a verbal warning today,” he added.
Team Sky's squad for the race comprises Egan Bernal, Kristoffer Halvorsen, Chris Lawless. Jon Dibben, Owain Doull, Salvatore Puccio and Lukasz Wisniowski.
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.