"Nah, a wheel is not going to cut it" - spectator describes giving Tyler Farrar his $6,000 bike

New Zealander Anthony Tooman describes how he ended up giving Dimension Data's Tyler Farrar his bike on stage three of the Tour Down Under

Tyler Farrar and Anthony Tooman (Photo: Instagram/Dimension Data)

It's not often that a New Zealander is singled out for praise in Australia, but Kiwi Anthony Tooman is the talk of the town after lending his bike to Dimension Data's Tyler Farrar after a crash.

Tooman, 42, had travelled to Adelaide from Hamilton to watch the Tour Down Under when Farrar crashed near him on Gorge Road.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.