Watch horrific moment oblivious pedestrian is flattened by two cyclists in Tirreno-Adriatico after walking into road

BUNGLING pedestrians caused a crash at the Tirreno-Adriatico as they walked straight in front of the riders.

Oscar Gatto and Rafal Majka were taking part in the team time trial with their Bora-Hansgrohe outfit in Italy yesterday.

 A pedestrian was injured after failing to realise he was crossing in front of a race

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A pedestrian was injured after failing to realise he was crossing in front of a race
 The riders were going at high speed on wet roads

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The riders were going at high speed on wet roads

And two men failed to notice what was happening and strolled across the road as the cyclists approached at high speed.

Majka and Gatto could not get out of the way and smashed into one of the men and fell off their bikes.

The pedestrian was reportedly hospitalised escaped major injuries, while the cyclists managed to finish the stage.

Their team explained: "Initial reports indicate that Oscar Gatto has sustained some bruising, while Rafal Majka went down somewhat harder.

"Further testing will need to be done to evaluate their injuries. However, both riders finished the stage today."

 Oscar Gatto and Rafal Majka were sent tumbling off their bikes

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Oscar Gatto and Rafal Majka were sent tumbling off their bikes
 The pedestrian was reportedly treated in hospital

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The pedestrian was reportedly treated in hospital

Their team-mate – three-time world champion Peter Sagan – managed to stay out of trouble in dangerously wet conditions.

Brit Adam Yates won the opening stage with his Mitchelton Scott team despite a dog walker getting in their way.

Team-mate Michael Hepburn, who took the leader's blue jersey, said: "We got a fright when we saw the Bora guys.

"And then the dog. Luckily we saw it, it could have been more serious."

Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas finished fifth with Team Sky.

 

BUNGLING pedestrians caused a crash at the Tirreno-Adriatico as they walked straight in front of the riders.