Ah the fixie bike. Clichéd mode of transport for bearded hipsters everywhere. You'll do well to go faster than 10 kph but you'll look damn good doing it. What you won't do, or at least shouldn't do, is try to join the Giro d'Italia peloton on your fixie.
You're going to cause a crash. If you don't believe us then take a look at this idiot in Genoa yesterday who decided to try just that. Italian rider Eugenio Alafaci was far from pleased.
Se becco quella testa di cazzo che ha avuto la brillante idea di buttarsi in gruppo con la fixbike a 10km dall arrivo facendoci cadere....😠😠
— eugenio alafaci (@EugenioAlafaci) May 10, 2015
According to road.cc, that reads something like:
If I get hold of the dickhead that had the bright idea of jumping into the peloton on a fixie with 10km to go, making us crash, I swear he’d be in for it.
The incident wasn't caught on the TV cameras but one spectator managed to get the footage.