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Truck laden with hay takes down Tour Down Under finish-line inflatable

This article is originally from Cycling Week

Hay-bale-laden truck ploughs through finish-line inflatable gantry in Gumeracha just prior to the end of the opening stage of the 2018 Women’s Tour Down Under

Hay truck hits Tour Down Under gantry. Credit: Owain Doull/Twitter

The inflatable gantry on the finsh-line of the opening stage of the 2018 Women’s Tour Down Under was sent crashing to the ground by a truck laden with hay bales.

The truck was part of traffic moving through the finish area just prior to the end of the opening stage of the race in Gumeracha, Adelaide, on Thursday.

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From video footage captured by ABC Adelaide, it appears as though the truck driver is oblivious to the height of his vehicle exceeding the inflatable. He dragged the limp inflatable down the road before stopping.

ABC presenter Sarah Hancock looks visibly shocked as the truck hits the object.

Hay truck literally takes out the @tourdownunder finish line https://t.co/VVvD2es2pz @_SarahHancock got a front row view! pic.twitter.com/tPqqHfkR02

— ABC Adelaide (@abcadelaide) January 11, 2018

Several spectators were near the gantry as it was swept away by the truck, but there were no reported injuries and ABC Adelaide reports that the police were not involved in the incident.

An image of the inflatable caught up on the front of the truck was posted by Team Sky rider Owain Doull shortly after the incident. The team had been riding in the area

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