Vuelta and the Bunnyhop

“Vuelta & the Bunnyhop” is not a lame name for a punk band – it’s what happened today at the finish of today’s Stage 13 in La Vuelta a España. The Vuelta Espana continues through September 19.

SPOILER BELOW.

Universal Sports won’t allow an embed of this video of Mark Cavendish doing a bunnyhop over the finish line as he takes his second stage win of the 2010 Vuelta España in a bunch sprint today.

Team HTC Columbia rider Mark Cavendish (L) of Britain jumps his bicycle as he crosses the finish line to win the 13th stage of the Tour of Spain La Vuelta cycling race between Rincon de Soto and Burgos September 10, 2010. REUTERS/Ricardo Ordonez (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT CYCLING)

After riding 195km, Cavendish cranked out enough power over the final kilometer to propel himself to over 40 MPH to win the stage. He probably has tunnel vision and sees spots swimming in his field of vision, and he still has energy to do a bunnyhop and flash a smile for the photographers.

The sprint starts at about 1:25 in the video: Mark Cavendish wins with bunny hop at Vuelta.

5 Comments

  • September 10, 2010 - 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Aww not allowed outside the US.

  • September 10, 2010 - 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Aww, so sorry!

  • September 11, 2010 - 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Now if Cav ever manages to get both the hand salute and the bunney hop at the same time – that’ll be the ultimate line crossing presentation ever!

  • September 12, 2010 - 4:53 am | Permalink

    I think it’s awesome that Cav hopped across the finish line. Nice work on bringing the fun back to sports.

    Darryl

  • September 12, 2010 - 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely, and the smile on his face as he looks back is priceless as well. Good to see he’s not so serious to suck the joy out of it.

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