As Craig Christopher says in his note  “If there is one place in the world where cyclists should be to forget about being hit by a car, it should be the Tour de France.” … and that was exactly what happened today.

Juan Antonio Flecha and Johnny Hoogerland were riding as part of a five breakaway group, when a car -markings of France Television on it- tried to overtake the group on a narrow section, and hit Flecha who crashed into the ground and caused Hoogerland to land in a fence at the side of the road. Both  got back onto their bikes and kept riding ’till the end of the stage.

This was not the first incident of this kind  -a motorcyclist involved in a accident was sent out of the Tour immediately- but as Craig says  “Let’s hope that the idiot driving this car faces somewhat more serious consequences.”

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Flecha & Hoogerland -AFP/Getty Images-

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Juan Antonio Flecha -AFP/Getty Images-
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