Alberto Contador knocks down fan's selfie-stick at Giro d'Italia

Giro leader takes exception to fan on the road side holding a go-pro on a stick above the riders

There's a time and a place to get a photo with your favourite rider, but mid-race probably isn't the ideal moment.

And Giro d'Italia leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) seems to agree, as he was shown pulling down a spectator's GoPro which hovered over the heads of the riders in the peloton as they navigated a climb on Sunday's stage 15.

It's definitely not the first and most certainly will not be the last time a fan with a camera disrupts a rider, as our list of fan fails shows.

The Spaniard managed to extend his lead over Italy's Fabio Aru (Astana) despite the mishap, and despite Aru's Astana team attempting to take control as Contador's teammates fell away on the final climb to Madonna di Campiglio.

Contador now heads into the final week of the Giro with a 2-35 lead over Aru, with Tuesday's stage seeing the riders head up the fearsome Mortirolo Pass, with a number of other tough mountain stages to come in the closing few days.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).