Rider crashes into wife after winning Vuelta a Colombia stage – Video

Luis Carlos Chia and his wife on the ground beyond the finish line at the Vuelta a Colombia (Image credit: Señal Deportes)

There were chaotic and alarming scenes at the Vuelta a Colombia on Sunday, as the stage winner crashed into his wife beyond the finish line amid a deluge in Montería.

Luis Carlos Chía, wearing the yellow jersey as overall leader after winning the opening stage, triumphed again on stage 3 in a last-gasp win in the pouring rain. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.