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WATCH: Spectator Grabs Cyclist’s Handlebars Causing This Wreck

Cycling-Crash-ScreencaptureI’ll be the first to admit, I’m not a fan of the sport of cycling. Even during Lance Armstrong’s dominance of the sport, I wasn’t one to really pay attention.

But I can admire a good crash.

Recently, at the Molecaten Drentse 8 in Hoogeveen, Netherlands, Australian cyclist Loren Rowney found herself face first on the pavement with a bike on her back after an overzealous fan reached at the wrong time.

Rowney was in a race for first place when a fan reached out and grabbed her handlebars causing her to hit the ground in a hurry. Why the fan reached out in the first place is up for debate.

What is known is that Rowney went from competing for first to finishing seventh. She also suffered a broken collarbone.

No word on what happened with the fan. Guess we can call this “Handlebar-Gate.”

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