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Best Example Of Sportsman Spirit: Spanish Cyclist Refuses To Overtake Rival

"You will be nearer to heaven through a game of football than through the study of a Holy book" -Swami Vivekananda

This famous quote just got proved by the kind gesture of a Spanish cyclist. He kept  the hope of humanity even in one of the most competitive atmospheres, alive.

I assure you that you will salute this man after knowing what he did and why he did that.

Source: Elpais

Best Example Of Sportsman Spirit: Spanish Cyclist Refuses To Overtake Rival

Best Example Of Sportsman Spirit: Spanish Cyclist Refuses To Overtake Rival

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A still from the Santa Barbara Cyclo-Cross Race, Cantabria

A still from the Santa Barbara Cyclo-Cross Race, Cantabria

While the racers at the positions two and three were busy moving rapidly towards the finishing line, there was something epic taking place behind them on the race track.

The spectators were about to witness true sportsman spirit

The spectators were about to witness true sportsman spirit

The cyclist who was racing at the third place and was not having a good day with his bike finally got his cycle punctured. But what followed this incident is something unique.

Ismael Esteban was 100 meters away when fate took a turn

Ismael Esteban was 100 meters away when fate took a turn

200 meters from Ismael was his rival Agustin Navarro,37 who was furiously coming to overtake him. But did he overtake?

Ismael's bike carried him this far, so he too decided to carry it to finishing line

Ismael's bike carried him this far, so he too decided to carry it to finishing line

Paying tribute and recognizing Ismael's 200 meters' lead over him, Agustin decided not to take advantage of a sudden tragedy that struck his rival. Instead, Agustin maintained himself right before Ismael, at the forth position.

The video is already shared 3000 times and has over 600K views on YouTube

Ismael then spoke out his desire of letting Agustin receive the prize(which Agustin refused with decency). The incident duplicated what happened in past with Iván Fernández and Abel Mutai. Share the story with all your friends and help in spreading the spirit.

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