Cavendish slams d**khead fan

2012-07-19 22:16

Peyragudes - World champion Mark Cavendish crashed towards the end of the 17th stage of the Tour de France after a flag waved by a spectator got wrapped around his handlebars on Thursday.

The incident happened some three kilometres from the finish but the Briton escaped with a swollen leg.

"He's sitting with me, he's fine," Team Sky sports director Sean Yates said by telephone.

Cavendish related the incident on his Twitter feed: "Thanks to the d**khead who crashed me at 3km to go today by waving his flag so it wrapped round my handlebars. Bike's broke. Leg's swollen."

Cavendish is among the favourites for the London Olympic road race on July 28.


  • Citroes - 2012-07-19 22:37

    Great racer, absolute prick of a man.

  • rory.hewitt2 - 2012-07-20 07:26

    The thing I really don't understand is that by and large the spectators are all fans of the sport, why go and interfere with a man who has been riding all day?

      piet.strydom - 2012-07-20 20:34

      Because they are less interested in the sport, than what they are in getting their mugs on TV. I once saw a marathon spectator running into the front runner of the New York marathon, in an attempt to get into the view of the motor cycle camera. Needless to say, the bump caused the front-runner's muscles to spasm, and he couldn't finish the race..... Can you imagine having years of hard work down the drain like that.

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