“Watch the buck,” warns Van der Spuy to his teammate, Travis Walker, pointing to the right.
The buck’s hoof struck the biker’s head, breaking his helmet. Walker, filming the whole thing on a handlebar cam, shouts “Whoa, holy cow! Are you OK dude?”
Van der Spuy, later nicknamed “Buck Norris” on the Internet, won a youth cross-country bike championship in South Africa last year. Footage of the weekend incident was posted Monday.
After his story ricocheted around the Internet, a sporting group has promised to buy him a new bike.