Team bus destroyed in arson assault before stage 12 of Vuelta a Espana

A suspected arson assault in the southern Spanish city of Almera has destroyed the tour bus of the Ireland-based Aqua Blue Sport cycling team at the Vuelta a Espaa

A suspected arson attack in the southern Spanish city of Almeria has destroyed the tour bus of the Aqua Blue Sport cycling squad at the Vuelta a Espana.

A mattress had been placed underneath the Ireland-based team’s bus in the early hours of Thursday and set alight.

” Our squad bus has been completely damaged in a cowardly arson assault over night. No one was injured. Police have arrested a suspect ,” said the team on its Twitter account.

Aqua Blue Sport (@ AquaBlueSport)

Our team bus has been completely injury in a cowardly arson assault over night. No one was injured. Police have arrested a suspect. #LV2017 pic.twitter.com/ SI1u449qO6

August 31, 2017

The team are vying in their first major tour. They have vowed to continue racing and posted a picture of their riders on a different bus on their route to stage 12, which begins in Motril later on Thursday, with the message:” Nothing is going to stop us starting today’s La Vuelta stage. Thank you for all the support .”

A statement from Spain’s national police force said they had arrested a 55 -year-old man who had allegedly caused four fires in Almeria.

Aqua Blue Sport, founded this year by the Cork-born millionaire Rick Delanry, are last in the team classification before Thursday’s stage. Chris Froome leads the general category by 1min 19 sec over his nearest challenger, Vincenzo Nibali.

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