Two riders taking part in the Tour de France were slightly injured after apparently being shot by an air rifle during Friday's 13th stage of the race.
Garmin-Slipstream have confirmed that their rider Julian Dean was hit by a pellet fired from an airgun, while Rabobank's Oscar Freire was also thought to be hit.
The duo were hit on the descent from the brutal Col du Platzerwasel climb, around 22 miles from the finish of the stage between Vittel and Colmar.
New Zealander Dean was struck on the left index finger in the incident, and French police are now investigating and have already contacted Dean for his account of the events.
"It was some kind of a pellet gun and the rider affected was Julian Dean," Marya Pongrace, director of communications for the Garmin-Slipstream team, said.
"Julian is fine, he was hit on his left index finger. He kept going though, he's fine.
"We are helping the police in their investigation. They spoke to me and they spoke to Julian."
Freire was also thought to have been hit but no statement has been made by him or his team, and both men lined up for Saturday's 14th stage.