Video: Car Crashes into Bicyclists During Tour de France

Crashes are accepted risks among bicyclists, particularly in races as intense and important as the Tour de France. Cars crashing into bicyclists, though – that’s taking it up a notch.

During Sunday’s ninth stage, Spain’s Juan-Antonio Flecha and Dutchman Johnny Hoogerland found themselves victims to a blatantly careless swipe by a French television car. The car in question -- while attempting to swerve a tree, apparently -- nudged the Spaniard with approximately 20 miles remaining. Flecha subsequently went down with a thud and took Hoogerland -- who then got thrown into a barbed wire fence – with him.

Video of the melee below.