Watch: The moment a spectator throws a bike in front of riders at the Giro d'Italia

Video footage captures the moment the breakaway had to swerve out of the way to avoid it

A quick-thinking spectator moves a bike that was thrown onto the road out of the way of the oncoming riders (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

A spectator has been arrested after throwing a bike in front of riders in the Giro d'Italia 2019.

In a series of events that are yet to be explained, a man is seen walking out into the road as the breakaway riders on stage 18 of the Giro hurtle towards him, then throwing a bike into the middle of road.

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