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Creed pulled back by spectator

By:
Hedwig Kröner
Published:
June 16, 2005, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:59 BST
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Latest Cycling News for June 16, 2005

While racing in the USPRO Championship in Philadelphia on June 5, 2005, Michael Creed (Discovery...

While racing in the USPRO Championship in Philadelphia on June 5, 2005, Michael Creed (Discovery Channel), found himself having an argument with an overly enthusiastic fan according to a team statement. On the ninth ascent of the famous Manayunk Wall, Creed was riding alongside Leif Hoste in the main bunch and hit the front as the field tried to reel in the breakaway. After his effort halfway up the Wall, Creed pulled off the left and began to creep up the climb.

At that point, a spectator grabbed Creed's jersey and nearly pulled him into the barriers. Thinking perhaps the fan was simply reaching out to pat him on the back, Creed glanced over his shoulder and saw the guy high-fiving his buddy and celebrating his move. Creed admittedly then "lost it for a moment" and got off his bike to go back to the fan to give him a piece of his mind. A very minor confrontation ensued before Creed moved on.

Courtesy of thepaceline.com

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