Spectator floored after clashing with George Bennett in Tour de France

New Zealander George Bennett collides with roadside spectator on final climb during stage nine of Tour de France

It's @georgenbennett turn to knock someone out!#TDF2016 #TDF #STAYOFFTHEROAD pic.twitter.com/3DNl1gCjoC

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New Zealander George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) was forced to take evasive action during stage nine of the 2016 Tour de France on Sunday.

A roadside spectator appeared to step out in front of Bennett as he was riding up the final Arcalis climb and rounding a corner.

Bennett attempted to swerve around the spectator, but instead engaged them with his shoulder, causing them to fall to the ground.

Somehow, Bennett managed to stay upright throughout the whole incident.

On Saturday, Chris Froome (Sky) clashed with an over-enthusiatic fan, pushing them away - he was subsequently fined 200 CHF by the UCI race jury for the incident.

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Nigel Wynn
Nigel Wynn

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.