Jakob Fuglsang knocked off by a motorbike during Tour de France stage 18 (video)

Motorbike narrowly misses Ryder Hesjedal before clipping Jakob Fuglsang during stage 18 of the Tour de France

Live television pictures of stage 18 of the Tour de France showed Danish rider Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) mysteriously crashing as he rode at the front of the escape group on the Col du Glandon. No apparent reason for the crash could be seen as he veered out of shot.

However, video emerged via Danish channel TV 2 SPORT after the stage finished showing a photographer's motorbike nearly taking out Ryder Hesjedal (Cannondale-Garmin) before clipping Fuglsang on his right-hand side and sending him crashing to the ground.

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