FDJ rider Jeremy Roy has been uploading on-bike footage all week from the season-opening Tour Down Under, but none so dramatic than today’s short clip.
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Normally we see the Frenchman in the middle of the bunch, every now and again making a small surge around the edge, but ultimately without any actual attacking.
But on stage four Roy got a chance to show the world his dexterity and bike handling skills as he narrowly avoided hitting the tarmac after Lotto-Soudal’s Kenny De Haes took a tumble right in front of him.
You can see in the video that several unfortunate riders couldn’t avoid the melée and were catapulted over the poor De Haes onto the floor, with Roy’s FDJ teammate Lorenzo Manzin apparently losing a fair bit of skin from his backside in the process.
The crash meant that only seven riders contested the finish, which was won by new NFTO signing Steele von Hoff, riding for UniSA – the team’s second stage win of the race after Jack Bobridge’s triumph on day one.