A fan caused members of the Tour de France peloton to crash on Sunday as they appeared to take a selfie.
Cyclists were riding on stage 15 of this year’s tour, travelling from Les Gets les Portes du Soleil to Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc.
With around 125km left to race, the peloton’s progress was halted after a collision with a spectator.
Someone on the side of the road appeared to be trying to take a selfie on their phone before hitting a cyclist.
The rider involved was Team Jumbo-Visma’s Sepp Kuss, who was sent crashing to the ground as his handlebars were hit.
He also went into teammate Nathan van Hooydonck, with a mass of riders behind them also taking a tumble.
However, all those who were caught up in the crash were able to continue for the rest of the 179km race.
The peloton’s gap from the breakaway riders stood at around 40 seconds before the crash then stretched to over four minutes after.
It comes just a day after stage 14 saw six riders abandon the race due to crashes on the route.
Heading into the final week of the 2023 tour, Jonas Vingegaard of Team Jumbo–Visma leads in the general classification.
He is currently ten seconds ahead of Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates as they close in on the final week.
Monday presents a rest day for the riders before they begin to make their way to the capital of Paris for the 21st and final stage.
Should Vingegaard continue to hold onto the yellow jersey until the very end, he will win his second consecutive Tour de France.
Just six stages are left to race for the Dane, who has led this year’s tour since stage six.