How this happened, we’re not sure, but somehow it did.
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.
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.
A couple of the riders even attempted use their clearly non-considerable weight to help shift the car as Boonen drove.
Almost everyone lent a hand, except Rigoberto Uran, who helpfully for us, filmed the whole incident.