Watch: Austrian rider rages at spectators after fan's jacket causes crash at World Championships

Marco Haller launches foul-mouthed tirade at fans after crash effectively ends his World Champs Warning: video contains bad language

After last year's sterile and fan-less World Championships in Qatar, the last week in Bergen saw huge crowds flood the streets to provide a great atmosphere for a great week of racing.

However the men's road race saw two incidents of unwanted fan involvement in the race, with a sleeping bag rolling into the road with 13.5km to go, and then a number of riders being brought down in a crash where a fan's jacket appeared to get caught on the bike of Marco Haller.

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The crash took down a number of Belgian riders including Tiesj Benoot, Jens Keukeleire, and Jasper Stuyven, who remounted in an attempt to chase back on, but Austria's Haller instead remonstrated with spectators at the side of the road while he waited for a replacement bike.

The incident having effectively ended Haller's race, video of the incident shows the Katusha-Alpecin man shouting at fans, asking who the orange jacket belongs to (his bad language mostly masked by some strange music on the video) before throwing it into the middle of the road in anger.

After receiving a replacement bike, Haller completed the final few kilometres, eventually finishing more than nine minutes down on eventual winner Peter Sagan.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.