This weekend’s Santa Barbara Road Race had a huge crash – which sent a bike flying off a bridge and the cyclist barely holding on to not go over as well.
The incident was detailed in a Facebook post:
This weekend at the Santa Barbara Road Race our team rider and manager Mike Allec was involved in a spectacular crash in the final sprint that left him hanging off of a bridge above a ravine (30ft below). We are very thankful for the outpouring support from many who were there and more importantly those that helped him off of the bridge.
Words cannot express the gratitude for him being able to walk away from this with road rash, this could have ended much much worse.
Thank you Peter Aquino for the video and to all of the personnel on site including local emergency crews.
Be safe out there!
Here’s where the bike landed:
Glad everyone is ok.