Kévin Reza: Nothing has modified in biking’s response to racism for the reason that Tour de France


Kévin Reza, the one black participant to the 2020 Tour de France, deplored the shortage of solidarity in biking within the wake of the Black Lives Matter motion. He was himself racially abused by Michael Albasini in 2014 and Gianni Moscon in 2017. He now expresses his solidarity with Nacer Bouhanni, who was lately insulted on social media for his North African origins and for being a Muslim after he sprinted dangerously at Cholet-Pays de la Loire.

“I’ve been dissatisfied by the world of sport generally,” Reza instructed Cyclingnews throughout the Tour of Turkey. “I’ve stated on just a few events: that is solely sport. Admittedly, Nacer made a mistake, on function or not, we don’t know, however he stays a human being above all. No person ought to threaten or criticise him due to his faith or his manner of racing. He’s a motorcycle rider earlier than anything. I don’t know if he’s taking the warmth for the earlier experiences he’s had nevertheless it stays unlucky. We will solely denounce the assaults towards him and instruct the haters to only cease what they’ve been doing on-line.”

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