Pro snowboarder misses jump and crashes into mountain biker's head
Pat Burgener said the crash hurt, but it might have been more painful for Antoni Villoni
Swiss professional snowboarder Pat Burgener has shared a video of himself attempting to jump over French mountain biker Antoni Villoni, with painful results. Burgener didn't get enough height on his flip, and ended up crashing right into Villoni's head.
Burgener, a two-time Olympian and musician, shared a video of the crash, which was recorded by videographer Etienne Claret. Burgener commented that it hurt, but it looks more painful for Villoni, who only had a second to register that he was about to take a snowboard to the skull.
As Matt Lorelli of winter sports site Powder notes, mistakes were made. Thankfully it seems that nobody was hurt though, and Villoni and Burgener both lived to ride another day (hopefully not into one another).
Burgener has competed in halfpipe, big air, and slopestyle events around the world. He represented Switzerland in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, where he came fifth in the men's snowboard halfpipe, and again in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, where he finished 11th.
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Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 13 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better).