Watch: Elia Viviani's lead-out man veers off the road after finishing his effort

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The last thing any sprinter wants is for their lead-out man to do a great job getting them into a great position, before not swinging off properly, slowing them down in the process.

Thankfully there was no chance of that happening to Elia Viviani at the Vuelta a San Juan, when one of his lead-out men veered off the road completely so as not to get in the way of his team leader.

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The incident took place on stage four of the Vuelta a San Juan, with Viviani having two team-mates in front of him going into the final kilometre.

Perhaps exhausted from his effort, the first rider peels off to the left, leaving a trail of dust as he runs across the shoulder of the road, before disappearing off camera into the undergrowth to an unknown fate.

Unfortunately for Viviani and his lead-out man, the effort was not enough to win the stage, with Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) taking the stage victory.

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