Mathis apologises for close pass on car during training ride

Marco Mathis passes a car on a descent while training
Marco Mathis approaches oncoming traffic on a descent while training (Image credit: Instagram)

Cofidis rider Marco Mathis has made a public apology to the driver of an automobile he zipped past during a descent last week while training.

In a video posted by training partner Rick Zabel (Israel Start-up Nation), Mathis is seen coming within inches of oncoming traffic as he negotiates his way through a blind corner on the descent. As the car approaches in the apex of the sweeping right-hand bend, Mathis can be seen adjusting his line to avoid contact. The 25-year-old German then checks behind as Zabel follows.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.