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A car in the wrong direction makes the buzz during Paris-Nice

In the middle of the Paris-Nice race, the cyclists came across, on a descent, a car that was going against the direction in the middle of a bend!

drive a car, against the directionas cyclists race downhill in a race as important as the Paris-Nice… It wasn’t really the idea of ​​the century. But the presence of individuals in suspicious behavior on the way, on foot or by car, is legion in this sport.

The drama avoided by a few centimeters for this car

While Tadej Pogacar won the Paris-Nice 2023, some cyclists passed all near a dramatic accident. During the last day of racing, marked by five climbs, including the climb of the Col d’Èze, a long descent was planned in the program. During this section, the cameras captured a tense moment when a car came onto the road and nearly collided head-on with the cyclists who rode at high speed in the other direction.

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More fear than harm

Fortunately, there was no damage, but it is unthinkable for a scene like this to happen in a high-level international race like Paris-Nice. ” How the hell can this happen?“, wondered the commentator of the international channel Eurosport.

On social networks, this driver took it for her rank. The acerbic comments did not fail to criticize it:

“How is it possible not to see the signs indicating that traffic is closed? » or “This poor woman must live near here and wanted to go home by all means… Without worrying about the cycling race! »

Here is the scene on video to give you an idea of the accident that was avoided thanks to the reflex of the cyclists. Luckily, they were professionals and not weekend sportsmen who could have had a completely different reaction…

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