Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix race had a somewhat unexpected ending for one rider, who ended the day in a local police station.
Andrea Guardini was forced to quit Sunday’s race at the second feed zone, and after leaving his UAE Abu Dhabi team to take a more direct route to the finish, the Italian ended up taking a wrong turn – straight onto the motorway.
Don’t believe us? Watch it here for yourself…
Guardini explained the incident to fans on his Facebook page, writing: “I quit the race and when I got to the team car at the second feed. They told me to cut across from the race and ride to the finish. I took their word and would have quickly made it to Roubaix if I hadn’t found myself on the highway!”
Fortunately for Guardini, he was picked up by some helpful members of the local constabulary who gave him and his bike a ride back to the station.
Guardini at least appeared to have seen the funny side.
He added: “I can only thank them for their help; they even let me watch the finish of the race with them. I was also able to contact my wife, who called the team so that a soigneur [team helper] could come and collect me.”
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