2015 Velo Awards: Motos are hazards of the year

Motos were the greatest hazards of the 2015 season after taking out numerous prominent riders, such as Peter Sagan and Greg Van Avermaet.

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With their performance at the Tour of Flanders, where they took out Jesse Sergent (Trek Factory Racing) and Sébastian Chavanel (FDJ), neutral-service cars put up a good fight this year.

But we have to give the edge to motos, which were involved in several high-profile accidents in 2015. There was Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) getting knocked out of what looked to be a winning attack at Clásica San Sebastián, Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) hitting the tarmac after a moto took him out of the break in stage 18 at the Tour de France, and both Peter Sagan and Sergio Paulinho (both Tinkoff-Saxo) having to withdraw from the Vuelta after separate incidents with motos.

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