James Lowsley-Williams issued an apology after he was disqualified from the OVO Energy Tour of Britain on stage four.
The 25-year-old, from the Cotswolds, took to Twitter to say sorry for an illegal attack along a pavement which saw his expulsion from the UCI 2.HC race.
The commissaires also removed American Bryan Lewis, from Cylance Pro Cycling, for the same offence as the duo desperately attempted to bridge to the five-man breakaway.
“After today’s decision at the Tour of Britain, I am absolutely gutted to say I won’t be starting tomorrow.
“I am really sorry for all the fans and the sponsors of BIKE Channel Canyon but the rules are the rules and I made a mistake.
“The Tour of Britain is an incredible event and I hope to be here again next year. Thanks to everyone for the support.”
Cannondale Drapac rider Taylor Phinney was disqualified from the race after illegally riding through a level crossing on stage two.