And in the latest slur against powered two wheelers, a number of well-known cycling magazines have claimed a motorcyclist to be responsible for Vincenzo Nibali’s race-ending crash in yesterday’s Tour De France stage 12.
— Diego Alvarez (@diegoalvarez12) 19 July 2018
However, Twitter users were quick to point out that it was in fact a spectator’s camera strap that caught Nibali’s bars and sent him crashing to the ground, with photos showing the motorcycle a good few feet away at the time of the incident.
— Diego Alvarez (@diegoalvarez12) 20 July 2018
Despite finishing the stage and retaining his fourth place position, Nibali was later taken to hospital with a suspected fractured vertebrae.