Thor Hushovd demonstrates that cyclists don't have 9 lives in this excellent Norwegian info-mercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_W4xE7_7TI
Video doesn't take sides and demonstrates dangers of not being a considerate road user to both cyclist and driver. Like it. Come on Wiggo, get your acting make-up on and do your country proud!
Translation at end: cyclists don't have 9 lives (which explains the whole cat thing!)