Etixx-Quick Step's Bob Jungels was leading stage three of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana until he followed a motorbike that went the wrong way
Bob Jungels may feel somewhat aggrieved after stage three of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana as a winning opportunity turned sour in a matter of seconds.
The Luxembourg champion led the peloton in the final couple of kilometres heading into Alzira, but when a camera motorbike carried straight on at a right turn for the race, Jungels followed suit, only to realise his mistake seconds later.
Jungels led the pack by about 100m and was in a prime position to take a solo win, but his mistake left him having to drop the anchor, turn round and re-enter the peloton halfway down.
In the video above you can see the Jungels following the bike through the sparse crowd on the corner, slam on the brakes and be guided back onto the course by a spectator.
In the end, LottoNL-Jumbo’s Dylan Groenewegen won his team’s first race of the season, but for Etixx-Quick Step and Jungels, this was the one that got away.