Racing on mountain bikes requires a delicate balance of leg strength and stamina. At this particular race, one cyclist was feeling a little tired.
So he just let his bike race for him.
I always have an extreme amount of respect for anyone who can “go with the flow” when something bad happens. The cyclist in third is a prime example of that. When he falls from his jump, we can hear the tone of despair in the crowd.
Without a moment’s hesitation, however, he recovers from falling and runs after his bike which has miraculously managed to stay on track without him. Unfortunately, he runs out of site and the camera man never gets to see if he jumps back on it.
Still, no matter who won the race, this guy stole the show.