Video photos has emerged appearing Marco Haller confronting a fan who attempted to tear a bidon from his mouth after degree 12 of the Giro d’Italia.
The odd incident took place as Katusha-Alpecin rider Haller rode alongside after the degree end with a bottle gripped between his tooth.
A fan then inexplicably places his arm out and tries to tug the bidon from the Austrian’s mouth.
Haller stops his motorcycle and confronts the fan, the use of some unhealthy language and asking “what’s incorrect with you?”
The fan apologises and places fingers within the air, as a end line steward runs in to split the pair.
Haller then rides away whilst nonetheless criticising the fan.
The 24-second video of the incident was once posted on Twitter after the degree.
Haller have been at the assault previous within the day all over the primary primary mountain at the race, sooner or later completing 39th, 9-57 down at the winner.
The degree was once taken through Bora-Hansgrohe workhorse Cesare Benedetti, who discovered himself within the day’s breakaway and battled exhausting to stay involved with the entrance of the race.
Benedetti was once a part of a big 25-man breakaway that still integrated Jan Polanc (UAE Staff Emirates) and completed over 8 mins forward of the primary GC contenders on this yr’s Giro.
All of it got here all the way down to a dash between that crew, with Benedetti in a position to get forward and grasp his dash in entrance of Caruso and Dunbar who had been the one two in a position to get shut.
Dunbar stated he was once “a bit of upset” together with his end.
The Irishman stated he felt most powerful at the day however ignored out at the win, taking a podium in his debut Grand Excursion.
The Giro d’Italia continues on Friday with the race’s first summit end, a 196km direction from Pinerolo to the highest of Lago Serrù.