‘Not what you want to see!’

There were some shocking moments during the opening time trial stage at the Bloeizone Fryslan Tour on Thursday as riders dodged a van and amateur cyclists.Both Letizia Paternoster and Britain's Alice Barnes were surprised by less-than-ideal obstacles on the roads in what seemed farcical scenes at times on the 14.4km route.AdPaternoster was forced to slow…

There had been some pleasing moments in the midst of the opening time trial stage on the Bloeizone Fryslan Tour on Thursday as riders dodged a van and amateur cyclists.

Each Letizia Paternoster and Britain’s Alice Barnes had been very a lot surprised by much less-than-supreme obstacles on the roads in what looked farcical scenes infrequently on the 14.4km route.

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Paternoster was compelled to boring down when she was greeted by a expansive white van which was slowly reversing on one twin carriageway it was blocking off. It’s possible you’ll survey that incident in the video above.

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“That is undoubtedly no longer what you might perchance well stare or abilities in the midst of your time trial!” got right here the very a lot surprised reaction from Hannah Walker in the Eurosport commentary box.

Barnes, riding for Canyon/SRAM Racing, needed to slalom her method previous three amateur cyclists who had been sharing the path with the jog in weird and wonderful vogue.

“This course is supreme for Alice Barnes … I’m no longer certain why we are seeing assorted riders!”

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Because it is possible you’ll also survey from the video underneath, it was an alarming few moments for Barnes as she needed to weave previous the riders who had been also negotiating the bends of the slim route.

Look for as GB’s Barnes has to lift far from amateur riders on twin carriageway in time trial

Ellen van Dijk of Proceed-Segafredo was the winner of the opening stage in Surhuisterveen in a time of 18: 34 to beat Riejanne Markus (Jumbo-Visma) by seven seconds and Marlen Reusser (SD Worx) by 25 seconds.

Barnes ended up in sixth device, 56 seconds adrift, whereas Paternoster executed in 36th device, 1: 44 off the successful time.

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