The Vuelta a Costa Rica is quickly becoming a bike race with a bad reputation – and footage of one rider in the race attempting to literally karate kick his rival off a bike is probably not going to help it recover.
Let’s take a quick look through the history of the event first. Last year, the contest came into the news after a taxi driver drove into the peloton and caused a huge, horrific crash.
This happened because the race isn’t a big one, so not all of the roads are closed off for it, and so a taxi was able to pull out in front of the cyclists, and turning at the very last second, took out a whole host on riders. Watch the footage here: