MOUTIERS – The intrusiveness and excesses of the public on cycling roads are starting to become a very serious problem. A few days ago the Belgian Lotto rider Steff Cras he had accused a spectator via social network of having made him crash in the final stages of a stage and of having ruined the Tour for him. Sullo Joux Planethen, the story of the motorcycles closed in front of Pogacar at the moment of the shot: the two vehicles had suddenly found themselves immersed in a human tide and had necessarily had to brake.
Wednesday a new episode on the Col de la Loze: in the moment of maximum effort and while he was fighting for an excellent position in the stage and in the general classification, Skin Bilbao he hit a spectator who had insistently joined him in a very narrow stretch with what seemed like a punch or a slap.
The Basque from Bahrain Victorious was cautioned by the jury, but was not disqualified from the race: in the most serious cases, that is the maximum penalty. The bitterness remains for what cycling is unfortunately becoming, a stage in which to perform, rather than an opportunity to cheer and be part of a show.
Still on the Col de la Loze, the French TV bike, with the national coach Thomas Voeckler commenting, stalled in front of Vingegaard in another very steep stretch. Together with her, he braked the race director's car and the cork that had arisen also forced the yellow jersey to put his foot on the ground.