Kudos to Nikki Terpstra and Maarten Wynants for adding a little something extra to the sport of cycling. Dutchman Terpstra was none too happy that his Belgian counterpart was challenging him for position in the peleton during the Eneco Tour. He decided to action, which technically was outside the rules of cycling but made for a great spectacle.
Wynants definitely comes off the better of the pair, as Terpstra initially fell back into the pack and was later disqualified for instigating the clash. Terpstra later apologised for his actions via his Facebook page.
I am sorry for my action. I want to apologize first to Maarten Wynants and Team Belkin, because I put them and other riders in danger with my actions and that’s something I don’t wan’t to do in the peloton.
Also I want to apologize to my team mates who worked for me during the week. The whole Enecotour they helped me, but in the end it was for nothing because of this stupid action.
This is the second notable incident of this year's Eneco Tour. The fourth stage of the tour saw a huge pile during a sprint finish which left one rider, Zdenek Stybar, requiring hospitalisation. That's his bike that goes flying around the 2.15 mark of the video.