Edmondson wins at Tour Down Under; truck demolishes finish arch: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

January 12, 2018

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Tour Down Under finish line demolished by a hay truck

by VeloClub

Echoing what happened at the Tour de France several years ago, the inflatable arch at the finish line of the opening stage of the women’s Santos Tour Down Under was demolished by a speeding truck on Thursday. The vehicle, which was loaded with hay, ploughed into the arch and dragged it several hundred metres down the road.

The moment was captured by the ABC team, with cameraman Haidaar Jones filming reporter Sarah Hancock at the time. Her stunned expression matched that of many at the scene, including two specators who were even closer to the incident.

Thankfully the spectators escaped injury and the arch was not too badly damaged. Repairs were made to the arch and and it was put back in place in time for the end of the women’s race, which was won by Annette Edmondson.