A cyclist at the center of an ugly road rage incident in Sydney has been identified as former Olympian Tony Lally.
In the year A former road cyclist who represented Ireland at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, the Daily Mail As the man behind him bursts into anger at the driver.
The incident was filmed by 7News, a young single mother in Sydney named Monique.
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The footage shows the biker opening the driver-side door of his vehicle and unleashing a powerful tirade of fuel.
“You’re blind,” Lally can be heard saying.
“You fat c***. You cut me off, you pulled me in front of me. You were going to get rid of me.”
She is heard saying later in the video: “I was pointing, and I turned around… it was perfectly safe.
After the incident, Monique was left “shaking” for seven and “couldn’t drive.” It was not safe to drive.”
She forwarded the footage to the police but was told they could do nothing without the cyclist’s ID.
Attorney Sam Macedon said in a 7News report that it is difficult for the police to do anything because of the lack of registration.
“There’s really nothing you can do because there’s no license plate, no ID, nothing,” he said.
However, the Australian Cycling Alliance told Seven that registering bikes was an “expensive exercise” when the man went too far in his rage.
“This man no more represents cycling than he represents the people of Sydney,” a spokesman said. 7NEWS.com.au.
“It costs as much to register a bike as it does to register a car to make it financially viable.
“We start with four-year-olds with their math bikes…how do you manage when you have a lot of bikes?
“The cost of the system far outweighs the benefit of the system.”
Following his cycling career, Lally has since settled in Australia and is a successful businessman and previously CEO of industry super fund Sunsuper.