Movistar cyclist Iván Sosa, attacked with the butt of a revolver while training

The Colombian cyclist Iván Ramiro Sosa (Movistar) was injured in the face when he was hit with the grip of a revolver by the driver of a truck while training this Thursday on roads in the department of Cundinamarca (center).

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06 January 2023 Friday 06:32
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Movistar cyclist Iván Sosa, attacked with the butt of a revolver while training

The Colombian cyclist Iván Ramiro Sosa (Movistar) was injured in the face when he was hit with the grip of a revolver by the driver of a truck while training this Thursday on roads in the department of Cundinamarca (center).

"We confirm that Iván Sosa has been treated for chin injuries at a medical center in Fusagasugá," the Movistar team reported on social media, adding that the cyclist "has remained conscious at all times."

When he was attacked, Sosa was traveling on a highway between the towns of Silvania and Fusagasugá, in Cundinamarca, a department whose capital is Bogotá. Apparently, the corridor was closed by the trucker, for which the athlete claimed him and the driver got out of the vehicle and hit him with the grip of a revolver, according to local media.

The police reported shortly after that they had intercepted the driver at another point on the road: "The driver of the tractor-trailer stated that the cyclist threw water in his face and caused damage to the vehicle on the front panoramic glass, apparently with an object forceful (stone)", says the press release published by the authorities.

According to the text, both the driver and the cyclist have been summoned to answer for the facts.

Sosa, 25 years old, was taken to the San Rafael de Fusagasugá Hospital, where he was treated and he received cures on his chin. This Friday, the cyclist himself has reassured everyone with a message on his social networks in which he assured that he has only been "a scare". "I want to thank you for all the support and expressions of affection that I have received in the last few hours. Luckily everything has been a scare, but I feel fine".

The cyclist has 17 victories to his credit, including two overall in the Vuelta a Burgos (2019 and 2020) and one in the Vuelta a Asturias (2022).

Last October he was champion of the Langkawi Tour (Malaysia), in which he also won a stage. In 2021 he left the Ineos team and signed for Movistar.

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