The breakaway had to dodge some low-hanging tape in a scary near-miss on Stage 11 at the Giro d’Italia.
An 11-strong group was busy building a healthy advantage of over 12 minutes on the peloton when they rounded a corner to see some tape tied between two trees on part of the race route.
Some riders swerved at the last minute and were fortunate to avoid a collision, while others managed to duck under just in time.
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“Flipping heck. That would be a nice shock for the peloton if they’re racing full gas,” said Adam Blythe on Eurosport commentary.
Fortunately, no one crashed and the peloton avoided a repeat when they came through.
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