Road Cycling World Championships | Security Guard Wipes Out Fan Chasing Tony Martin During Time Trial
“Sorry to chuckle but it was a beautiful tackle… body check… call it what you like.”
The UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Bergen have been rather eventful so far.
We recently brought you the outrageous tale of how British cyclist Lauren Dolan finished the women’s junior time trial with the most gruesome cycling injury in the history of gruesome cycling injuries, and now we’ve got some frankly quite wonderful footage for you of a security guard taking out a spectator as he tried to chase down German rider Tony Martin in the individual time trial.
The footage really speaks for itself on this one. Martin is dominating the climb, just doing his thing, blissfully unaware of the fact that for one reason or another, a guy in a red jacket has decided to chase him down. Enter The Great Protector. Out of nowhere. A security guard steps onto the road and puts the starry-eyed dreamer out for the count.
It’s really a work of art.
And we bet the security guard absolutely loved it too. You only become a security guard in the first place for two real reason’s, don’t you. You get free tickets to cool stuff, and you may, at some point, get to dramatically tackle a member of the general public and become an internet sensation.
This security guard got two for the price of one. We imagine him driving home to his wife grinning and shouting “honey, it finally happened!" when he walked through the door.
The Eurosport commentary on this is also top notch. The dude literally just bursts out laughing, saying: “Sorry to chuckle but it was a beautiful tackle… body check… call it what you like."
We’re going to call it a clothesline. Like in wrestling. For those of you who have forgotten - or never knew - what a clothesline is in wrestling, here’s your good mate Bradshaw to demonstrate:
...and here’s that video of the lad who chased Tony Martin getting taken out by security:
...and here’s Bradshaw again:
...and here’s the dude who chased Tony Martin again:
The only thing we could ask to be added on to this video would be some entrance music for the Security Guard and for him to have been wearing a garish leotard and nothing else. Not like lycra is unheard of at the road cycling World Championships, anyway. Maybe next time.