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.
Inside the Race: Southam on Bettiol's Stage 18 win at Giro d'Italia
- Stage 11 LIVE: Bernal in pink as riders get ready for gravel
- Re-Cycle: When Cadel Evans rode through the mud to pip Vino at Montalcino
“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.
- - -
You can watch the Giro d'Italia live and ad-free on the Eurosport app and Eurosport.co.uk. Download the Eurosport app for iOS and Android now. You can also watch the most comprehensive live & ad-free racing on GCN+. Go deeper and get interactive with live polls & quizzes, plus rider profiles, race updates, results & more – plus stream exclusive cycling documentaries. Watch it all with GCN+ on any device.
RCS confirm foreign start for 2022 Giro d´Italia
Lorena Wiebes and DSM execute sprint finish to perfection to win Stage 5
Share this article