The incident was recorded near Perth and posted to Facebook after the driver of a 4x4 is seen reversing towards a group of riders. Plus read on for the rest of the best cycling videos we've seen this week
The below video, which was posted to Facebook by Paul Evans, has emerged of a motorist in a 4×4 driving past a group of cyclists and then reversing back at them near Perth, Australia.
The vehicle comes within touching distance of one of the riders before the driver comes to a halt. It is unclear whether anything preceded the incident on the road in the Glen Forrest area, east of the city’s airport.
Regardless of any earlier confrontation the footage clearly shows an aggressive reaction from the driver.
Such incidents are coming to light with increasing regularity around the world, but this is hopefully due to more people using camera rather than increase in the number of confrontations.
There’s still one lap to go…
Adam Toupalik of the Czech Republic was already celebrating the biggest win of his young career long before he crossed the finish line at the U23 Cyclocross World Championships last weekend.
The only problem was, he wasn’t winning as there was still one lap to go. Despite the bell ringing and many fans indicating that this wasn’t the finish, he continued to wave to the crowd and three riders overtook him.
The penny finally dropped and he started riding again. The embarrassment was almost forgotten as it looked like he might win, but he could only manage second behind Belgian Eli Iserbyt.
Looking back at Kelly McGarry’s finest hour
Mountain biking freerider Kelly McGarry sadly passed away earlier this week whilst riding near Queenstown, New Zealand.
To honour the rider we’ve gone back to look at his finest hour: for this incredible backflip he won best trick and got second place overall at the 2013 Red Bull Rampage.
Marcel Kittel talks season goals
Van den Driessche‘s Koppenberg Cross
This video isn’t from the past week, clearly, but is worth another look now that the context around one of the riders has changed significantly.
One of Femke Van den Driessche‘s bikes was found to have a motor in the bottom bracket during the women’s U23 Cyclocross World Championships. The rider denies any knowledge of the motor, and a family friend has come forward to say the bike is his.
As a result of this incident, the above video from round two of the Cyclocross World Cup has been shared and commented on widely with regards to how Van den Driessche climbs the Koppenberg.
Fans are casting suspicions over her performance, but she is not under official investigation for this race.
However, it is interesting to look back on it from a different viewpoint. The key points in the video start at 3:00 and 11:50.