Watch second rider stops to help rival stuck in crash at Three Days of De Panne 2019
The main pile-up in the Three Days of De Panne stimulated a moment of excellent sportsmanship from Mitchelton-Scott’s Michael Hepburn. The crash got here at the slender Belgian roads in 11km from the end of the only-day occasion. Some riders went down inside the collision as the direction narrowed, inclusive of Israel Cycling Academy’s Zak Dempster. Australian Hepburn was given off his motorbike mid-race, lifting a bike that had landed on top of his countrymen and transferring it to the side of the road. Dempster stated: “Happy is one of my correct pals and I turned into awkwardly stuck below my motorcycle and winded. “I simply heard him say ‘you very well bro?’, then he began piling bikes off of me. “It turned into genuinely best of Michael, and that’s why he’s one in every one of my fine associates.”
The video was shared on social media and has attracted plenty of reward for Hepburn. Israel Cycling Academy stated on Twitter: “Friendship first, sportsmanship first, decency first. “When our Aussie Zak Dempster crashed today in Three Days of De Panne. It was his colleague and pal from Mitchelton-Scott, Michael Hepburn that left his bike in the back of and cared him. “Not amazed one bit, but thanks, mate.”
The race turned into gained by way of Jumbo-Vista’s Dylan Groenewegen, who easily out-sprinted Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) and Elia Viviani (Deceuninck – Quick-Step. Defending champion Viviani had been the rider ideally dropped off by his very last lead-out man Michael Mørkøv with 100m to move, launching his dash to the left of the road. It becomes Gaviria who countered first to the right of the street, but neither of them ought to do anything to stop the effective Groenewegen from squeezing among Gaviria and the obstacles at the proper to sprint without problems to the win.