Bozic becomes second rogue car victim

May 29, 2012
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Bozic becomes second rogue car victim

Slovenian sprinter Borut Bozic has hit out at Tour de France organisers after becoming the second rider in a year to be thrown off his bike after being hit by a car.

Bozic, who rides for Astana, had resumed racing after a toilet break early on Monday's 207 km stage from Vise to Tournai in Belgium when he was hit from behind by a race officials' car.

http://www.supersport.com/cycling/tour-de-france/news/120703/Bozic_becomes_second_rogue_car_victim
 
Mar 10, 2009
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And I hope (probably in vain) race organizers will wake up and decrease the number of cars and motorbikes in races
 
This truly makes me angry.:mad: This leaves the impression that what's most important is the dignitaries that are being ferried about, definitely not the safety of the riders. Two very serious incidents and no one has stepped up to apologize. What kind of example does this set for the anyone watching? That cyclists aren't welcome on the roads and can be dealt with as one pleases without worry of the consequences. Sounds extreme but in the most important event in the sport to have 2 consecutive years of incidents like this and the riders involved are left wondering "WTF??!!" as are we. Very disturbing.
 
Mar 26, 2009
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I hope ASO will step on this cause its getting ridicoulus.
Today on italian RAI they were talking about ASO talking about security with teams months ahead the Tour and then how this kind of accident made by the organization's cars happen.
 
Aug 4, 2009
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Clearly, the riders are in the catbird seat
with respect to solving this problem,
Cancellara-fashion....just stop riding, en masse

chose a special stage, embarrass the hell out of ASO
in front of some extra-special "dignitaries."

i.m.o. tomorrow would be special enough, today would have been better
 
It may have been two incidents, but it was three riders. Actually Hoogerland was not hit by the car last year.

The car hit Juan Antonio Flecha of Sky. He crashed and Hoogerland crashed into him and then went flying into the barbed wire.

So the car caused Hoogerland's crash and injuries, but did not hit him.

Susan
 
What I find rather strange about this is that after both incidents last year the driver responsible was immediatly kicked out (even the one stealing Nicki's bike, even though he (Nicki) didn't really get hurt...)
This time... we've heard nothing about anyone being kicked out. :rolleyes:
 
Mar 6, 2011
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Well seen as Flecha is a SKY rider can we be sure that he couldn't of avoid the car and didn't delibratly veer into it with the intention of crashing into hoogerland.
 
May 29, 2012
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Has anyone any updates on this? Especially in light of certain cattle...ahem...riders have been given penalties for drafting.
 

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