Fan nearly derails Vincenzo Nibali's Tour de France

Spectator stands in road and makes phone call with back to Vincenzo Nibali, nearly knocking him off his bike

Vincenzo Nibali tangles with a fan on stage 18 of the Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali's march towards Paris and his first Tour de France title nearly came to a halt on Thursday. The Italian raced ahead of his rivals, rode around a bend and collided with a woman. She had her back to the race, telephone raised to her ear and waved to the television camera, but was unable to stop Nibali.

"I've won the Tour? You could say yes, you could say no, there are many dangers out on the road," Nibali said.

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