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Cycling world sounds off on Roubaix train controversy

A near-miss witha high-speed TGV train was one of the big stories of Roubaix, and now its stirring up controversy as SNCF seeks legal action

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On Sunday, the Paris-Roubaix peloton had a near miss with a high-speed TGV train in northern France. The race jury elected not to punish the riders who had slipped across the tracks while the barriers were closing.

However, that was only the beginning of the controversy. On Monday, the French railway company, SNCF, said it will pursue legal action against the riders who disobeyed the law.

Not surprisingly, cycling fans, reporters, analysts, and even former professionals had strong opinions on the matter and took to Twitter to sound off.


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