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Sri Lankan cycling team stopped by police on motorway

ESPN staff
July 23, 2014
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Four members of Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games team sparked a police response after going for a training ride down the M74 motorway.

The cyclists were spotted by police who pulled them over and explained that they were breaking the law. The motorway is close to Strathclyde Park, which hosts the triathlon events on Thursday and Sunday.

The quartet were photographed by Olympic champion and England triathlete Alistair Brownlee, who then tweeted the picture.

A police spokeswoman said the cycles were loaded on to a team vehicle and they left the area.

A similar episode occurred during the Manchester Games in 2002 when two Kenya cyclists travelled 17 miles down the M61 before being pulled over by police near Bolton.

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