Scottish cyclosportive rider Willie McColl ran out of spare inner tubes while training on the island of Gran Canaria and thought his luck had run out, but three-time World Road Champion Peter Sagan happen upon McColl to save the day.
McColl was out for a short recovery ride that included three very unfortunate flat tires. As he was standing by the side of the road wondering how he would get back to his hotel, Peter Sagan and a couple of other pros came riding along. Without hesitation the pros stopped to help out, since they too have been in that same unfortunate situation.
“I signalled to a bunch of ‘young kids’, who without hesitation came to my aid, provided a tube and set about getting me going again,” McColl told road.cc.
Not only did they provide a tube, the World Champion in his new TotalEnergies team kit with rainbow stripes and Michael Gogl from Team Bora-Hansgrohe fixed the flat for McColl.
“I didn’t recognise Sagan initially,” Willie told road.cc. “It was Michael who pointed him out. He looked much younger than I had thought.