Johnny Hoogerland crash, Tour de France 2011, stage nine
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

One moment Johnny Hoogerland was racing for Tour de France stage victory in a five-man breakaway on stage nine, the next he was cartwheeling through the air onto a barbed wire fence.

36 kilometres from the finish in Saint-Flour, Juan Antonio Flecha (Team Sky) was knocked off by a passing television car, emblazoned with France 2/3 logos. His tumble sent the Vacansoleil rider flying in spectacular fashion.

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