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Friday, July 3, 2009
Dutch Bos banned 1 month for shove


MONACO -- Dutch rider Theo Bos has been suspended for one month for sending South African Daryl Impey crashing into a security barrier during a Tour of Turkey stage in April, the International Cycling Union said on Friday.

Rabobank's Bos, a five-time track cycling world champion, grabbed race leader Impey of the Barloworld team by the shoulder and pushed him into a barrier less than two miles before the finish line of the final stage.

"Bos's behavior undermined the image, reputation and interests of cycling and of the UCI," the union said in a statement.

The suspension will start Aug. 15.