Mountain biker flattened by antelope on South African plain

People may expect to encounter adventure when mountain biking through South Africa, but one cyclist got a lot more than he bargained for on his adventure.

Evan van der Spuy was riding along an open plain in South Africa when out of nowhere a Red Hartebeest buck t-boned him knocking him off his bike.

The video, which has become an Internet sensation, shows the antelope charge into frame, flatten Van der Spuy and run off. He is part of South Africa's TeamJeep and was racing in the Time Freight MTB Express Mountain race.

It was all caught on camera by teammate Travis Walker, who was following behind with a GoPro helmet camera.

"I saw it coming closer so I braked, thought it would go in between the gap," says Walker to ABC. "It hit him, lifted him off the ground, landed in the grass . . . he started making weird noises and I didn't know what to do."

Walker wasn't competing on this day, but rather filming it for a sports marketing company that was sponsoring the event.

He and another teammate helped Van der Spuy up and took him to the medics. Van der Spuy was diagnosed with a minor concussion and whiplash, but his helmet was destroyed.

According to, Van der Spuy's friends have appropriately nicknamed him Buck Norris.