Etixx - Quick-Step have a bit of car trouble while training for the TTT in the US this week

How this happened, we’re not sure, but somehow it did.

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It doesn’t even seem like an overly narrow road, but the Etixx – Quick-Step management appeared to misjudge the space they had and drove their team vehicle into a ditch at the side, while the riders prepared for the world championships team time trial event in Richmond this weekend.

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Luckily for them, the likes of Tom Boonen, Tony Martin and world champion Michal Kwiatkowski were on hand to help pull out the stricken car.

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A couple of the riders even attempted use their clearly non-considerable weight to help shift the car as Boonen drove.

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Almost everyone lent a hand, except Rigoberto Uran, who helpfully for us, filmed the whole incident.

You can catch up with all the latest news and line-ups at the 2015 UCI Road World Championships here on our dedicated page, including everything you need to know about the team time trial on Sunday.