MOUNTAIN rescuers stationed at on the Buttertubs pass for the Tour de France dealt with two cycle crashes yesterday.
Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team were called to help police with a two cycle crash in the afternoon.
Both casualties were treated by team members, with one being stretchered to Yorkshire Air Ambulance and flown to hospital.
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Several hours later a cyclist hit a crash barrier on the pass but continued down the hill, stopping just short of a 300ft drop.
The rider was treated by team members before being handed over to the ambulance crew.
The Buttertubs pass will be taken by riders as the tour kicks off tomorrow but is already attracting cyclists heading to the area.