This happened during the Tour de Park City and resulted in an arrest. The cyclist was on a training ride along the same route and not in the race.
Here is an email from the victim, describing the incident:
Many of you allready know, but for those that don’t, while on a training ride yesterday with [name removed] I was intentionally hit by a pick-up on Mirror Lake highway. Here are the details.
We had passed most of the ToPC century riders by the time we turned onto Mirror Lake and were rideing side by side but tight to the right just chatting as we rode. Suddenly a guy in a pickup pulled up next to me with his window down and started yelling at us to “get the f$%# off the road”, etc. and was really pissed off, I responded, not sure exactly what I said, but it further enraged him and he swerved into me I guess to try to intimidate me. His door bumped my knee and his mirror was right in front of me so I pushed down and away from it and it broke off. He became absolutely psychotic and gunned his motor, steered into me, hit me with the front wheel and fender, forcing me off the road into the dirt, he continued to push me off the road and I started to go down as my bike began to go under the wheel, I was dragged/pushed along for a second and manged to get unclipped and push off his bumper and curl up right as the bike went under the wheel and just avoided getting run over.
The guy finally stopped and not content with what he had allready done got out of the truck, wanting to do more harm. [name removed], who somehow managed to avoid getting hit ran in and grabbed him by the hair and slugged him a couple times keeping him off me, I got up and went over to help [name removed], then people in the cars behind him who saw the whole thing ran over and started calling the police. The guy tried to get back in his truck and [name removed] and I both grabbed him, thew him against the truck and held him telling him he was going nowhere. Another group of cyclists stopped, and said that he had allmost hit them and run them off the road as well.
Ultimatley, he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault afer numerous witnesses stated to the police that he tried to kill us, one woman was actually crying it freaked her out so much. I came out of it pretty well all things considered, with just some road rash, sprains and bruises – I’m a lot more sore today and probably need to see a Dr. on Monday and get a couple x-rays on my wrists. My bike was completly destroyed, the frame is in about 20 pieces (I was on the SL2), the wheels are broken and the SRM destroyed as well – the only thing that seemed to come out unscathed was a water bottle that fell out – the other one was crushed. Oh yea, [name removed]’s right knuckles were pretty sore – thanks again for having my back.
Unfortunatly the story didn’t end there. My wife [name removed], daughter [name removed], her bf name removed], and [name removed]’s wife [name removed] were also out riding and came up to the scene and were a bit freaked out. They continued riding once the guy was arrested and I assured them I was ok and would get a ride back to my car with [name removed] and his gf, [name removed]. About 30 min later I got a call that [name removed] had crashed hard in Kamas and was being taken to the hospital in Heber with facial lacerations and imobilzed on a back board for precautions.
The CT was clear so we waited while they called in the on-call plastic surgeon. He sewed up a large lacertion over her right eye and an even larger one under her chin – she got about 30-40 stiches but both should heal nicely with minimal scarring. She also cracked a tooth and has some road rash but will heal up quickly.
Thanks again to [name removed], [name removed] and [name removed] for all their help. We’ll see everyone back on the road soon. Be safe out there!
– [name removed]