The guy on the motorbike had tried to pass the riders on the right-hand side but in his haste had hooked Nicki Sorensen’s bike with his pannier. The Danish champion did a quick impression of a rodeo rider being dragged on his back by a bull before finally being tossed into the middle of a family picnic on the grass verge.
Although he was relatively unscathed, Sorensen had no bike as it was still attached to the back of the motorbike. As we rode along, everybody was shouting at the guy on the motorbike who, unaware of the carnage behind, had continued driving along in the middle of the peloton with a smile on him like he was king of the road.
Meanwhile, Sorensen’s bike was scraping off the road behind him and was in danger of coming loose and bringing down more riders.
Nicolas Roche talks about the strange incident in which an asshole moto driver got too close to the riders, hooked Nicki Sorensen’s bike, and kept going unawares.