Cycling: Alexandre Geniez sentenced to four months suspended for domestic violence

The former AG2R La Mondiale rider was sentenced on Wednesday for facts between February 2020 and November 2021.

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The professional cyclist Alexandre Geniez, member of the French team TotalEnergies, was sentenced Wednesday to four months in prison suspended by the judicial court of Rodez (Aveyron) for domestic violence.

The 33-year-old runner, present for the deliberation, will also have to pay one euro in damages to his ex-companion, as the latter had requested during the hearing in January. She had accused Alexandre Geniez of psychological and physical violence for several months, between February 2020 and November 2021.

Facts denied by the cyclist, whose defense was undermined by an audio recording suggesting threats during an altercation in the fall while the couple was in the process of separation. The Aveyronnais will appeal the decision, his lawyer told AFP.

Winner of three stages of the Tour of Spain in 2013, 2016 and 2018, the TotalEnergies rider won the prologue and the 4th stage of the Tour of Rwanda last month. He announced that he wanted to retire from sport at the end of the season.

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