Cyclists escape disaster as truck ploughs into Tour Down Under


Spectators waiting at the finish line of the Tour Down Under were treated to an unexpected sight on Thursday when a truck laden with hay stole the show.

The truck drove down the main road ofGumeracha,in the Adelaide Hills, in the middle of the raceand was too tall to fit under the inflatable finishline, dragging it away.

Vision broadcast by the ABC shows reporter Sarah Hancock speaking to the camera as a group of female cyclists ride along behind her.

Immediately afterwards, a hay truck drives past, and Ms Hancock covers her ears.

A truck laden with hay drags away the finish line of the Tour Down Under. Photo: ABC News

The truck picks up the finish line, which knocks into a spectator and a metal fence before it’s dragged down the road.

One woman, who had been standing next to the inflatable structure as she watched the race, raised her arms questioningly as the truck drove away.

TheABC reported the truck finally stopped”some distance down the road”.

After minor repairs, the finish line was back in place in time forAnnette Edmondson to claim victory in stage one of the women’s tourin just over three hours.

Reporter Sarah Hancock turns around as the truck begins to drag the inflatable structure. Photo: ABC News

The sprawling 115.7-kilometre stage started and finished inGumeracha, with 102 riders winding through suburbs including Birdwood, Mount Pleasant and Mount Torrens.

Stage two will continue tomorrow atLyndochin the Barossa Valley.

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