Helicopter blows riders off the road

by CyclingTips


Mikel Landa (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) and another rider were blown off the road by the downdraft of the helicopter near the finish of Stage 5 of the Vuelta a Burgos. The incident occurred when the riders  tried to contact the head of the race with only a few kilometers to finish of the climb.  They were soon moving again, but were caught by a group containing Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) shortly after.

Wouldn’t it be good if race organisers created crosswind stages using helicopters?