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Watch bizarre finish of Tour of Oman as helicopter flies way too close, blowing barriers across road

Tour of Oman Helicopter flies too close to finish

A helicopter pilot was expelled from the Tour of Oman after flying much too close to the finish line of stage three on Monday.

The chopper was so close to the finish that the turbulence created by the propellers completely blew over the barriers at the finish. It blocked several cyclists from finishing after Movistar’s Matteo Jorgenson won the stage, a 151.8 km race from Al Khobar to Jabal Hatt.

The Trofeo Ses Salines – Alcudia finish was ridiculously dangerous

At first, 12 riders were given time penalties for their delayed finish. Afterwards, race officials adjusted the times after learning about the bizarre behaviour of the helicopter pilot.

Watch the strange finish below, as the fences blow across the finish. Thankfully no riders were hurt.

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