He has beef with bikes! Moment: A bull knocked a cyclist off his bike and threw him into the air during a race in California.
- Tony Inderbitzin competed at the Bianchi Rock Cobbler near Bakersfield, California.
- The footage shows a cyclist colliding with a bull on a mountain path.
- The animal is seen turning to slash and knocking the Inderbitzin to the ground.
- Inderbicin fortunately survived, joking that it was “a case of misidentification with a cow.”
It’s the shocking moment that a bull rammed a mountain biker and sent him flying after he mistook a dangerous animal for a friendly cow.
Tony Inderbitzin said he was “still very ill” after the scary encounter during the grueling Bianchi Rock Cobbler race near Bakersfield, California.
The world-famous mountain climb is described as “an insanely hard ride” of 80 miles of winding terrain with lots of wildlife on the route.
But cyclists participating in Saturday’s event got more than they bargained for when a territorial bull made its way onto the race track and began attacking cyclists.
In a video filmed by contestant Richard Pepper, Inderbitzin is seen about halfway through the hill cycling race.
Ahead is a huge bull, which a few seconds before almost knocked down another rider, but Inderbitzin thought it was just a cow.
“It was a case of mistakenly identifying a cow with a bull. I didn’t really think about there being a cow, I thought it was just one cow against a dozen that I could ride one on any given day,” he later told Fox News.
It’s the shocking moment when mountain biker Tony Inderbitzin was brutally rammed by a bull and sent flying after he mistook the dangerous animal for a friendly cow at the Bianchi Rock Cobbler race near Bakersfield, California.
“I’m in a lot of pain, I’ve never been in so much pain. At first, after the attack, my neck was just killing me, it was the center of soreness. Now the lower back,” said Inderbitzin.
But, realizing this too late, he embarked on a bull trail.
The animal is seen to turn quickly and then rush straight through the Inderbitzin, knocking him to the ground.
“I just kept walking and when I was about 10 or 15 yards away from him, he turned, straightened up, and I might have had one chance to get ready.
“I’m in a lot of pain, I’ve never been in so much pain. At first, after the attack, my neck was just killing me, it was the center of soreness. Now the lower back.
“I just kept walking and when I was about 10 or 15 yards away from him, he turned, straightened up, and I might have had one chance to get ready,” Inderbitzin said of the dreadful encounter.
Inderbitzin did not finish the race, but said he was looking forward to the next tournament, which will take place soon.
Sam Ames, creator of the Bianchi Rock Cobbler, posted an Instagram update video confirming that three people are “entangled in this bull.”
In a statement regarding Inderbitzin’s video footage, he said: “For the record, while we enjoy our shenanigans at the event, this was not planned, we do not condone riding or near bulls.
“In nine years, we have passed countless cows and bulls.
“All riders are safe, unharmed if you can believe it and  belonging  finished the trip and roasted a beer.
“Rider safety is a top priority… so while this may be laughable, thankfully we will review or change our itinerary as needed for next year.”