Video: Russian cyclists in very lucky escape as lorries collide

Cloud of debris scattered across road - but somehow two bike riders were apparently unscathed

A dashcam video from Russia shows the lucky escape of two cyclists when a lorry overtaking them overbalanced and collided with another truck, sending a cloud of debris across the road.

Incredibly, neither cyclist appeared to be hurt in the incident which according to the description of the video took place in the city of Kirov, which lies around 500 miles east of Moscow.

Last year, another cyclist in Russia had a very close escape when he was riding through a junction when a car and lorry collide, both vehicles somehow missing him.

– Video: Incredibly close call as cyclist in Russia caught in middle of crash between lorry and car

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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