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"I was frightened" - pro cyclist hits 135 kilometres an hour during race

FDJ's Kévin Réza gets a fair lick of speed on at the Tour de Suisse...

FDJ pro Kévin Réza says he was "frightened" during yesterday's Stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse after he hit a speed of 135 kilometres an hour.

The 29-year-old French rider tweeted a picture of his bike computer to Twitter and Instagram yesterday evening, with the comment, "In short, I was frightened."


Bref, j'ai eu peur... @tds2017 #motogp

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Given the profile of yesterday's stage, won by Bora-Hansgrohe's Peter Sagan, we're guessing that top speed was reached on the descent of the Simplon Pass, which featured halfway through the route.

Réza  was in the headlines recently after he was racially abused at the Tour de Romandie by Team Sky's Gianni Moscon. The Italian was subsequently suspended by his team for six weeks.

> Team Sky suspend Gianni Moscon for six weeks for racial abuse


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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