TV moto knocks Van Avermaet out of row in San Sebastian

August 2, 2015 - photo frame

  • By Dane Cash
  • Published Aug. 1, 2015
  • Updated 9 hours ago
A collision with a competition moto left Greg Van Avermaet on a belligerent reduction than 10km from a Clásica San Sebastián finish. Photo: Tim De Waele |

A collision with a TV motorcycle knocked Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) out of Saturday’s Clásica San Sebastián, only as a 30-year-old Belgian was soloing transparent on a final stand of a day. Television coverage was interrupted by technical problems and did not uncover any of a occurrence live, though Van Avermaet took to Twitter to voice his disappointment afterward.

As photos and footage published after a competition confirmed, Van Avermaet put in an conflict on a final stand of a competition and non-stop adult a large opening on a container before a TV moto following too closely struck his bike from behind and sent him immediately to a ground. Adam Yates (Orica-GreenEdge) would follow adult Van Avermaet’s conflict with one of his own, eventually holding a victory.

“It was a high stand and a moto motorist was too tighten to me,” Van Avermaet pronounced after a race. “He ran right into a behind of my bike. My support was damaged and my behind circle was broken. So a competition was over for me. we don’t know know what a moto motorist was thinking. He did not contend anything to me. Maybe he only gave it a small too most gas and ran into me.”

“The bad thing is that we consider we could have won a race,” he said. “I had a large gap. Maybe Yates could have come back, though we consider we still could have been there in a sprint. It is not each year we can win a classical like San Sebastián. So this is unequivocally disappointing.

BMC sport director Yvon Ledanois uttered his exasperation as well, job a occurrence between a moto and Van Avermaet “unacceptable,” while group ubiquitous manager Jim Ochowicz wondered, “Where is a UCI in all of this?” on being sensitive of a primarily untelevised incident.

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Dane Cash

Dane Cash

Dane Cash took a devious track to cycling journalism. After his childhood bicycle was stolen, he started spending an diseased volume of time reading about bikes to safeguard that he got his money’s value on a deputy ride. From there, he fell serve and serve down a rabbit hole until he eventually found himself covering a pro peloton professionally. When he is not contributing to VeloNews, he is podcasting and essay about a pro highway stage during

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