Tour de Suisse race leader Esteban Chaves saw some of his advantage trimmed when he managed to take a wrong turn down a driveway on Stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse. A little earlier in Switzerland, a huge group of the peloton also made a similar error, heading down the wrong side of a roundabout before almost taking the wrong road.
Tour de Suisse : Stage 5 : Chaves Rubio takes the wrong way
Stage 5 at the Tour de Suisse saw riders take the wrong turn on two separate occasions on Thursday afternoon.
With 31km to go in Switzerland, a group of 30 or 40 riders took a left at a roundabout before noticing that the majority of competitors were taking the standard right-hand path, and had to alter course desperately before they lost any more ground.
“Oh that didn’t go very well, a lot of those riders, well they’ve basically gone the left hand side around the roundabout , and realised the race is going off to the right hand side,” said Magnus Backstedt.
Rob Hatch exclaimed: “Where’s Van der Poel when you need him? What a mess!. We’ve seen our fair share of traffic islands in the last 10 minutes.”
Riders take wrong exit at roundabout at Tour de SuisseThen with a touch over 12km remaining, race leader Esteban Chaves Rubio was defending a 20 second advantage when he failed to notice he had driven up a driveway, before clocking a car and getting back onto the road.“Oh, he’s ended […]