Katusha-Alpecin's Maxim Belkov pushed off bike by fan at Vuelta a España (VIDEO)
Aug 31 2017 08:04 pm CET

Katusha-Alpecin's Maxim Belkov pushed off bike by fan at Vuelta a España (VIDEO)
Katusha-Alpecin's Maxim Belkov pushed off bike by fan at Vuelta a España (VIDEO)
Photo of Maxim Belkov by Katusha-Alpecin

Katusha-Alpecin rider Maxim Belkov was pushed off the road by a spectator during the 12th stage of the Vuelta a España.

The Russian rider shared the experience on Facebook after which a fan, who had recorded the incident, posted her video on Twitter.

"Today at the 12th stage on the last mountain, 1-2km before the GPM, I was pushed and kicked off the bike by one of the 'fans' in a red T-shirt," Belkov wrote.

"I flew over the fence and fell into the sink pit. It's outrageous and not athletic in relation to the riders! Maybe someone has a video of what happened.."

Katusha-Alpecin posted its rider's comment on Twitter to see if anyone was able to help the rider. Twitter user Lorena Banderas replied by posting a video, which clearly shows the incident.

The incident happened on an already hectic day with one fan throwing himself in front of a race motorcycle and an arsonist setting fire to the Aqua Blue Sport team bus.



A second video (source unknown at this point) was later posted to Twitter as well.







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