Spring is not just a divine ray of sunshine at the end of winter... A spectator of the Ghent-Wevelgem cycling race, broadcast live on Sunday on Eurosport, was able to appreciate the surprises reserved by the famous showers Of March...
Installed on the side of the road to watch the passage of the peloton launched to conquer the Belgian classic, this spectator was surprised by a water hole dug in the bitumen.
Hands in his pockets, he did not have time to react when a team vehicle - pushed back to the edge by the peloton - passed through the puddle, a few meters from him.
Hitting the water, the left front and rear wheels of the car caused a sudden sheer!
The unfortunate enthusiast was thus copiously sprinkled, under the dumbfounded gaze of a few other supporters … and the smartphone of a more far-sighted comrade, who seemed to have seen the blow coming.
In cyclist language, the “quicket” is a term that describes the effort of a rider extracting himself from the peloton when the latter is riding at high speed.
Sunday, this unfortunate Belgian supporter experienced a new meaning, the wet eye...
"Congratulations to all the spectators who were on the side of the roads this weekend"
, commented on Twitter one of the teams of the peloton, illustrated with the emoji mdr... For the record, the Frenchman Christophe Laporte won the race ahead of the Belgian Wout Van Aert.