Team Sky bus nearly wipes out amateur cyclist

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You'd think potentially the world's most successful cycling team would have a better understanding of what amount of room is comfortable to leave when overtaking a cyclist.

However, a Team Sky bus came inches away from causing serious injury to a cyclist in rural Wales yesterday. 

Andy Rolfe, a keen cyclist, was understandably shaken by a huge bus coming so close to causing him serious harm on a relatively narrow road, and was not hesitant to express his anger, labelling the driver "a f****** idiot."


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The video of the incident, which has gone viral on Twitter, displays how alarmingly close the bus was to clipping the cyclist at a relatively high speed. 

Team Sky were quick to respond to the complaint on Twitter, stating that: "What is shown in the video is unacceptable and we are sorry.

"We've already spoken to the driver and we'll be discussing this with him again in more detail. We will also be speaking to all staff and reminding them of their responsibilities."

The Team Sky Twitter account also asked for a direct message from the cyclist, whether this is to make a more formal apology, ask for more information, or arrange some sort of compensation, one can only speculate.

You can see the footage in the video below, and we must warn you, there is explicit language throughout.

This is negative press that Team Sky could do without as they battle to succeed in the Tour of Britain and the Vuelta A Espana.

It's going to be very difficult for Team Sky to claim victory in either of these events.

Despite their continued success in the Tour de France, Sky continue to struggle at the Vuelta, just as they have also struggled at the Giro d'Italia.

Ben Swift of Team Sky needs to overhaul a gap of 63 seconds to the leader of the Tour of Britain Julien Vermote, and at the Vuelta a Espana, Chris Froome is three minutes and 37 seconds behind the leader Nairo Quintana.

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