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Errant Helicopter Causes Real Dumb Bike Crash

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Wayward helicopters are probably very low on the list of things professional cyclists have to worry about, right down there with crashing in the finishing chute. However, a scatterbrained helicopter pilot managed to combine both at the Vuelta a España yesterday.

Said pilot must have forgotten that his blades cause a strong wind, which pushed an unsecured barrier into the exhausted peloton and brought a few riders down. AG2R’s Julien Duval, who is last overall, had to get two stitches, because, once again, a helicopter messed everything up.



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