Video: Bike racer meets barriers — and continues

Would you have gotten up and finished the stage?

Tao Geoghegan Hart coming in hot.

Tao Geoghegan Hart coming in a little too hot.

Hardmen. It’s a term generally reserved for those professional cyclists seen grinding away in their large chainring while rambling across the rough cobbled roads of northern Europe. Throw in grey skies, hordes of beer soaked Belgians lining the way, windmills in the background, and of course, Flandrian Mud, and you have the definitive image of the “hardman.”

Count Great Britain’s Tao Geoghegan Hart among this category. After crashing into (and going through) the barriers on the last bend of the 2014 Tour of Britain’s final stage, Hart still managed to get up and finish the race. Even Chuck Norris would be proud. Check out the various video evidence below to see for yourself.

About the author: Jeff Titone

For as long as he remembers, contributor Jeff Titone has been riding bikes. The former National Champion triathlete has such a passion for cycling that he has dedicated his career to spreading the two-wheeled gospel. A cycling industry veteran of more than twelve years, Jeff has worked for such notable brands as Cannondale, Titus, and Blackburn. Whether grinding out the miles on his road bike, shredding the Arizona desert on his mountain bike, or cruising the greenbelt on his way to work, Jeff relishes every opportunity to be in the saddle. He also has a soft spot for vintage, lugged steel road bikes and bourbon.

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  • Matt says:

    Looks like the rear wheel started to get away from him once he saw the bump. Must have clamped down on the rear brake in a nano-second of panic.

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