If you're a regular TV viewer of the Tour de France, you'll be familiar with the scenario; one of the jersey wearers, or a big-name rider, is spotted trying to get back to the peloton, and immediately there's speculation as to whether he crashed, or had a puncture or some other mechanical.
Often, there's a far simpler explanation though, as evidenced by this footage from today's Stage 10 to Revel when Mark Cavendish was seen chasing back on.
The Dimension Data rider, non-plussed, tells the moto rider and cameraman, "I took a piss," repeating the phrase for added effect ... followed by Eurosport UK's Carlton Kirby translating that for viewers as the Manxman having taken "a comfort break."
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) July 12, 2016
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.