Video: Is this man the luckiest unlucky cyclist in the world?
Watch the video and decide for yourself
Yesterday we reported on a Brazilian road safety campaign that showed bike handlebars as hunting trophies as a graphic illustration of how unsafe Brazilian roads are for cyclists. Today we bring you this, also, we think, from Brazil.
This is perhaps the most incredible near miss video we've ever seen. Shaves don't come any closer than this. If this cyclist were a cat he'd have used up all his lives at once, although at least he'd have found somewhere comfortable to sit.
And as PJ McNally reminds us in the comments below, it's not the first mattress-related story we've had in recent weeks - Tinkoff-Saxo's Matti Breschel was hit by one in a freak accident following a stage of last month's Tour of Oman.
The Dane is still recovering from his injuries and pain in his hand caused him to abandon last week's Paris-Nice after Stage 3.