[WATCH] Tour de France rider smashes into spectator's cellphone
At the Tour de France's stage 11 finish line one overly enthusiastic fan had her cellphone smashed out of her hand by one of the riders flying past on his bike after she stretched it out too far over the barricade...and she even looked annoyed after the phone flew out of her hand.
Cycling journalist Mikkel Conde tweeted the clip warning spectators to stop leaning over the barriers with their phones, writing 'Please, spectators, stay out of the way. That goes for your phones as well! You risk crashing the riders and you'll most definitely lose your phone in the process. Enjoy the show instead. It's pretty spectacular already!'
The rider identified by The Independent as Italian sprinter Niccolo Bonifazio was caught on camera knocking into the spectator's phone.
Please, spectators, stay out of the way. That goes for your phones as well! You risk crashing the riders and you'll most definitely lose your phone in the process. Enjoy the show instead. It's pretty spectacular already! cc @Bonifazio_993 #TDF2019pic.twitter.com/i2uyIxoylU— Mikkel Condé v2.0 (@mrconde) July 17, 2019
Twitter uses responded agreeing that spectators should stay behind the barricades and not interfere with the riders.
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