Oh Deer! Buck Leaps Over Cyclists at Gran Fondo Hincapie!
Cyclists are usually familiar with rugged terrains, tough races, and controversies, but animals? In a ride that will surely go down in cycling history, participants of the Gran Fondo Hincapie in Greenville, South Carolina, got a wild surprise as they pedalled their way through an unexpected encounter with a daring deer!
Hosted by retired American professional cyclist George Hincapie, the event took an unexpected twist. This captured incident showcased the unpredictability of the open road and emphasized the importance of staying vigilant. Most riders, including George Hincapie, emerged unscathed.
The cyclists were on their journey from the hotel en route to the starting line of the Gran Fondo Hincapie. They had no inkling that a remarkable encounter with wildlife was in store. Just as the group set in motion, a deer, startled by the approaching riders, decided to put on a display of its jumping abilities. Edwin Montoya, a participant with a helmet-mounted camera, documented the breathtaking instant when the deer vaulted across the road.
In an impressive demonstration of agility, the deer managed to soar over the majority of the cyclists. In the process, it brushed against Montoya in the process. However, the heart-in-the-mouth moment ended after the deer elegantly sailed over the lead cyclist, George Hincapie.
Instinctively, Hincapie ducked as the creature soared overhead, subsequently casting a glance behind to assess the situation. The riders trailing behind had to respond swiftly to avoid a potentially catastrophic collision with the mid-air deer.
Fast forward to 2m 30s in the video below for all the action!
You can hear Hincapie say "Holy S**!, A F*** deer just grazed my head!"
VIDEO: Oh Deer!
Wipe Out! Cyclist taken out by a deer while descending Mount Lemmon at 50 mph!
In 2019, a U.S. cyclist had an unlucky escape after a deer ran out in front of him and hit him head on while descending Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona
The cyclist hit the deer descending the 35km long climb of Mount Lemmon and was thrown off his bike. The bike broke in two and bounced across the road, just missing an oncoming cyclist going up the climb.
The incident occurred on the Mount Lemmon last weekend, without warning.
The cyclist had no time to react and the incident was recorded on a backward facing camera, from the rider ahead of him.
The footage has emerged on YouTube, though the cyclist involved in the incident has not been identified.
The deer struggles to its feet in shock and runs away, shaken - but not hurt.
The cyclist sustained road rash, a broken foot, and not to mention a broken bike. The famous Mount Lemmon climb is 35km long, averaging five per cent and a favorite for cyclists all over North America in the winter time due to the mild temperatures.