Furious cyclist hit by rival team’s support car during Giro d’Italia

Cycling - Tour de France - The 200-km Stage 8 from Macon to Saint-Etienne - July 13, 2019 - Team INEOS rider Geraint Thomas of Britain in the peloton. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Belgian rider Pieter Serry had a lucky escape at the Giro d’Italia overnight (NZ time) after an opposition’s support car crashed into him.

Australian Team BikeExchange’s support car ran straight into the back of Serry on the approach to the final ascent in stage six of the race.

The rider, stricken for a while before he groggily rose, was understandably furious as he gestured at those who quickly got out of the car to try to help him.

The incident was described as “disgraceful” by the commentators.

The Australian team later tweeted to the Deceuninck-Quick Step team and to Serry saying “Sorry guys, glad to see @Pieter_Serry is back on is bike! Hope he is all OK!”

It was accompanied by a crossed-fingers emoji.

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