As the heat of the competition rises, everyone guns for the finish line with pure gusto. On the fourth stage of the Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) in Kuala Terengganu, Chinese rider Chen Zhiwen started a brawl with Malaysian rider Mohd Hariff Salleh.

Screenshot from a video taken by a local resident with the cyclists fighting it out. (NST)

As a result, the Giant Cycling Team’s rider, Chen Zhiwen has been disqualified from the race in accordance with Article 30.1 for violent conduct towards another rider. Mohd Hariff who represents Terengganu Cycling Team (TSG) has also been found guilty and fined for his conduct in retaliating.

A local resident filmed the incident on video which went viral on social media. Chen is said to have lost his cool and confronted Hariff, leading to a heated argument that got physical, before other fellow riders intervened in an attempt to diffuse the tense situation.

Source: NST