If you thought riders in the Tour de France would be safe from motorists doing stupid things like crashing into them, you’d be wrong.
I don’t normally blog about national or international things, but I just couldn’t believe it when I saw this while watching the Tour de France yesterday.
Take a look at the video. It starts with the aftermath and quickly has a replay of the entire incident.
Obviously the driver is trying to avoid hitting a tree, but what is wrong with hitting the brake instead?
That’s not the only time a cyclist has been taken down by a motor vehicle in this year’s Tour de France. A few stages back, a motorcycle clipped a racers handlebars knocking him to the ground.
In both cases the people responsible for the crashes have been kicked out of the Tour.