Cyclist survives terrifying near-miss after car drives through course in Brazil
Cyclist Endrigo da Rosa Pereira survived a terrifying near-miss with a car when racing in the Volta de Garulhos in Sao Paulo.
The Brazilian rider of Indaiatuba Cycle Team led a group through a turn and only avoided serious injury after swerving to avoid the car, which did not slow down after reportedly driving into the coned-off area. The video appears to show the car's back-left wheel catching the cyclist's front wheel.
The tweet accompanying the video reads: “That was today [Sunday] at the Garulhos Tour. Traffic officers did not receive overtime, car punctured the cone lock and this happened. Absurd.”
According to Brazilian website Mundo Bici, the cyclist “suffered a heavy blow to the knee and had his bike destroyed by the shock of the car”.
Rodrigo de Melo of Team Cycling Funvic went on to win his fourth overall title at the Tour of Guarulhos.