Matteo Trentin had a lucky escape while training in California at the weekend, apparently crashing into a bear while on a descent.
Writing on Instagram, Trentin said that he had been on a fast descent when a bear walked out across the road. The Italian rider then had no time to brake, coming down and destroying his helmet in the process.
This is far from the first time that a bear has interrupted a bike ride, with two mountain bikers in Slovakia recently being chased down a trail by one.
Trentin is one of a number of riders to stay in the area as he prepares for the Tour de Suisse and the Tour de France, and appears to have escaped uninjured from the crash.