Seven amazing crash saves that will make you bow down in admiration

Danny Van Poppel

1. When Crit Racers Add Barriers

The spectators’ reactions are almost as good as the save from rider Michael Garretson’s clipped pedal in this solo cornering incident at the 2013 Frat Row Criterium at Penn State.


2. Danny Van Poppel’s amazing save

Danny Van Poppel put in his bid for one of the most remarkable crash saves in the history of professional cycling at the end of stage four of the 2016 Tour de Suisse.

3. The Comfiest, Craziest Crash

This truck buzzes a cyclist, but in the process of knocking him over, a mattress falls out of the back, providing a cushy landing.

4. Armstrong’s amazing save

Whether you love or hate him, Lance Armstrong’s off-roading cyclocross-style stunt in the 2003 Tour de France is certainly worth watching.

5. The One-Legged Wonder 

Alberto Contador may have crashed out of the Tour de France in 2014 trying to eat a bar while riding, but back in 2006, he made this amazing recovery after what appeared to be a pedal issue on a descent.

6. Bridge saves cyclist from terrifying fate

A crash that took place during an amateur race left rider Mike Allec hanging from the edge of a bridge, holding on for dear life instead of making the final sprint to the finish line.

7. Hitting the wall

Most recently, this near miss in the 2016 Paris-Nice Stage 2 sprint finish made us gasp and cheer.


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