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Miguel Angel Lopez finished 18th after being tripped by a fan.

By Kaelen Jones
June 02, 2019

Miguel Angel Lopez entered Saturday with one thing in mind: find a way to win the Giro d'Italia, which was in its penultimate leg.

The Giro d'Italia is a 21-day segmented race over the midst of 23 days. It takes place in—you guessed it—Italy and occasionally passes through neighboring countries.

What cyclists like Lopez can expect is a daunting test of will. What they probably don't expect is the kind of obstacle the Colombian was faced with during Saturday's leg.

A fan running alongside Lopez on the edge of the road collided with another fan before falling into Lopez, knocking him off his bike.

A video portraying a visibly upset Lopez shows him striking the fan in the head.

On Sunday, Lopez finished 18th. He crossed the finish line 1:49 after the race's winner.

“I’m sorry for what happened, I was full of pure adrenaline," Lopez said, per the Associated Press. "But there needs to be more respect for the cyclists.”

Perhaps he has a point.

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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)