Man in court over alleged Ironman road rage

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The attack happened on Broadlands Rd, near Taupo. The rider was flown to Rotorua Hospital. Photo / Greenlea rescue helicopter
The attack happened on Broadlands Rd, near Taupo. The rider was flown to Rotorua Hospital. Photo / Greenlea rescue helicopter

A Taupo dairy farmer charged with intentionally injuring an Ironman cyclist in an alleged road rage attack reappeared in the Taupo District Court today.

Joseph Arthur Frederick Roberts, 21, entered no plea to the charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and was remanded to reappear on March 27.

Roberts' charge follows an incident near Taupo on February 25 when cyclist Alistair Slade, who was training for the Ironman New Zealand event, was injured after allegedly being pushed off his bike by a motorist in a road rage attack.

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