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Video: Shocking footage as coach punches and kicks young rider

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.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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