“I didn’t brake because I was in my time trial position. I saw her really late, so the only way to avoid her was to go off road.” -Peter Sagan
Incredible display of split second decision making by biker racer Peter Sagan as he narrowly avoids plowing an oblivious dog walker during his time trial during the final stage of the TT at Tirreno-Adriatico. Unbelievable.
Here it is in slow-motion:
I was lucky there wasn’t an incident with the lady who crossed the road with her dog – it was funny really. I didn’t brake because I was in my time trial position. I saw her really late, so the only way to avoid her was to go off road. Today I was relaxed – it was a rest day for me and I just wanted to get to the finish safe. I’m happy nothing happened and I’m looking forward to Saturday now. Mal som šťastie, že sa nič nestalo, keď som na trati "stretol" pani so psíkom, bolo to celkom vtipné. Nemohol som poriadne brzdiť, pretože som bol v pozícii, a tak jediná možnosť ako sa jej vyhnúť, bolo zísť mimo cestu. Dnes som sa cítil v pohode, bol to pre mňa oddychový deň a chcel som prísť do cieľa bez úrazu. Som rád, že som v poriadku a už sa teším na sobotu.
This perspective gives you a better idea of how close they actually came: