A helicopter video caught the moment rider Toms Skujins fell off his bike during the Amgen Tour of California.
In the video, the Latvian rider appears to lean too far forward on his bike before crashing to the ground.
He attempted to continue racing before his team caught up to him in a car and took him out of the race, according to the Telegraph.
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He suffered a broken collarbone, but posted a cheerful photo from the hospital on Twitter.