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Watch: The Shocking Reverse Angle Of The Inflatable Arch Falling At The Tour De France

Watch: The Shocking Reverse Angle Of The Inflatable Arch Falling At The Tour De France
By Conor O'Leary Updated

We've seen all kinds of spectacular and jaw-dropping crashes in cycling through the years, including many at the Tour de France.

But yesterday's bizarre scenes took the biscuit. A giant inflatable arch fell on a rider causing a serious incident. Adam Yates was riding clear of Irish cyclist Dan Martin at the front of the race - and was going to claim the white jersey for the best young rider and second place in the overall classification when the marker for the final kilometre of the stage fell on him:

Yates eventually crossed the line in 73rd place, but his team, Orica Green-Edge successfully appealed and he will start today's stage with the white jersey and in second place overall.

Dan Martin remains in tenth place overall, 5 minutes and 57 seconds behind leader Greg van Avermaet, but only seven seconds behind Yates.

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