Spanish cyclist Agustin Navarro chose not to overtake another racer who was jogging to the line after a puncture in a cyclo-cross race
Cycling has its fair share of good guys, from the people who stop to help you fix a dropped chain on your weekend ride to the professionals who halt the pace if the race leader suffers a mechanical.
So imagine you are in a race and a rider up the road cruelly suffers a puncture a few hundred metres from the line – would you coast past them as they struggle their way to the line?
Spanish cyclist Agustin Navarro is receiving a lot of good attention on the Internet at the moment for doing exactly the opposite in a cyclo-cross race in Cantabria as Ismael Esteban ran to the line in an attempt to claim third place.
Esteban suffered the puncture with 300m to go in the race, forcing him to carry his bike on his shoulder as he jogged the final metres. Navarro soon caught him up, but instead of speeding past, the 37-year-old coasted in behind Esteban, allowing him to pick up the bronze medal.
The medalist then reportedly tried to give Navarro his bronze medal, but he refused the offer, claiming the medal was worth more than his act of kindness.