In a bizarre scene at the Tour de France on Sunday, a car carrying a French television cameraman crashed into three cyclists. Two of the cyclists were knocked to the ground from the crash, while one was about to avoid falling from the crash.
The French TV car crashed into the riders after quickly swerving to avoid a tree while attempting to pass the group. The crash knocked down Tour de France stage leaders Juan Antonio Flecha and Johnny Hoogerland, though miraculously the two were able to finish the stage.
They caused the crash of both riders. This behavior is intolerable, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme told the BBC.
Not surprisingly, cyclists were not happy about the situation and one rider even took to Twitter to vent his frustrations.
Cyclist Ben Shaw tweeted (From) what (I) am hearing that car driver needs a serious talking 2.
And while Hoogerland undoubtedly was not happy to be knocked down and bloodied up from the crash, he was actually just thankful to be alive and not seriously injured. In May, cyclist Wouter Weylandt died from a crash during the Giro d'Italia race.
It's a horrible accident and I was in it but I said to (Juan Antonio) Flecha, 'We're still alive and Wouter Weylandt died in a crash, Hoogerland said.
Watch the video below to see the car cut off and knock the cyclists down. The crash occurs around the 25 second mark of the video.