A roadside spectator at the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire today caught on camera the moment an Astana team car almost hit a marshal as riders and support vehicles came round a blind bend.
Luckily the marshal, who was waving a yellow pennant to alert riders and the race caravan of the presence of a bollard, was able to jump out of the way, with the car then smashing into the bollard he had been standing next to.
The video was shot by Nathan Currie, who posted it to YouTube and Twitter, where he also shared a picture of the aftermath.
— Nathan Currie (@nathlukecurrie) May 6, 2018
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.