Is that this the stupidest biking spectator ever? Or a case of
sabotage? Australian bicycle owner Loren Rowney was seemingly pushed
off her bike as she approached the end line within the Tour of
Drenthe on Wednesday.
South African-born Rowney was sprinting
towards the finish when a hand got here out from the on-looking
spectators, knocking her off her bike. Replays seem to
counsel it was on objective.
Rowney was attempting to get on the within of race chief Giorgia
Bronzini within the European tour race within the Netherlands, earlier than
she was unceremoniously knocked off stride.
She managed to crawl over the end line in seventh place,
earlier than mendacity on the bottom for over a minute. She has flown to
Hamburg for therapy, however preliminary experiences counsel she has
suffered a damaged collarbone.
Bronzini, who gained the race,thought at first she was responsible!
“I believed at first that possibly it was my fault,” she mentioned.
“However I’ve already seen the footage and it appears like a
spectator grips her wheel. Very unusual.”
In the meantime, runner-up Valentina Scandolara mentioned the incident
ruined the race.
“I noticed Loren crashing. I’ve seen the video now. I did not
realise spectator had hit her till I noticed it.”
“I used to be completely happy for the dash I had however extra unhappy for the horrible
crash that Loren had.”
Rowney thanked followers for his or her assist. She tweeted: “Thanks
four the effectively needs everyone. I am going to try to get again to you
all…it is laborious with 1 arm! on my strategy to Hamburg for
Was this a case of sabotage or an accident?
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