'What a guy!' Cyclist rescues friend following crash

·Senior Video Producer

Australian cyclist Michael Hepburn has been praised for his sportsmanship after he helped his compatriot Zak Dempster following a crash in a Belgian cycling race.

Hepburn, who was racing in the Three Days of Panne race for Australian outfit Mitchelton Scott, can be seen getting off his bike as the peloton move past the riders involved in the crash before helping Dempster out from under his bike.

Australian rider Michael Hepburn can be seen lifting the bike off Zak Dempster
Australian rider Michael Hepburn can be seen lifting the bike off Zak Dempster

Afterwards on Twitter, the Israel Cycling Academy rider explained it was no surprise to see Hepburn helping him out.

“Heppy’s is one of my good friends and I was sort of awkwardly stuck under my bike and winded, and I just heard him say, you alright bro?

“Then he started sorting the pile of bikes off me.”

Dempster went on to thank everyone for their well wishes and he was ‘doing great.’

Both riders went on to finish the day’s racing, with the stage victory going to Dylan Groenewegen.

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