VIDEO: Inflatable collapses and hits Adam Yates in Tour de France
Jul 09 2016 07:22 pm CET

VIDEO: Inflatable collapses and hits Adam Yates in Tour de France
VIDEO: Inflatable collapses and hits Adam Yates in Tour de France

Video footage has appeared online of the crash Adam Yates suffered when hitting the last kilometer inflatable in Friday's stage 7 of the Tour de France.

The Orica–BikeExchange leader was cycling at full speed when the inflatable collapsed in front of him, giving the rider no time to react.

The video was recorded from the perspective of a Mavic motorbike just behind the rider. The motorbike also hit the inflatable but the footage shows its driver recovering fast enough to lift the massive structure and help the group of favorites pass without suffering further time damage.

While Yates' crash seemed serious, the rider himself later tweeted that he had only suffered a few cuts to his chin.

The cause of the incident was later explained to have been a spectator whose belt got stuck on the power chord of the inflatable.


Photo of Adam Yates by ORICA BikeExchange





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