A road rage video involving former Olympic cyclist Tony Lally is being investigated by police.
Video of a cyclist’s furious outburst towards a motorist has spread across the world this week and Lally, who represented Ireland at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, has since been identified as the man seen in the viral clip.
The incident was captured on film by a young single mum identified by 7News as Sydney woman Monique.
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The furious tirade has renewed calls for cyclists to register to ride on the roads.
NSW Police have now confirmed to news.com.au an investigation is being conducted into the video.
“I can confirm that Northern Beaches Police Area Command are conducting an investigation, and those inquiries are ongoing,” a NSW Police spokesperson said.
“No person has been arrested or charged in relation to the matter.’
The vision shows the cyclist open the driver-side door of the vehicle and unleash an expletive fuelled tirade.
“Are you f***ing blind,” Lally can be heard saying.
“You fat c***. You cut me off, you pulled right in front of me. You nearly knocked me off.”
She is heard saying later in the video: “I was indicating, and I turned … it was perfectly safe.”
After the incident, Monique told Seven she was “shaking” and “I couldn’t drive. It wasn’t safe to drive.”
The video does not show the events leading up to the angry clash.
However, the Australian Cycle Alliance told Seven the man appeared to go too far with his outburst.
“This person doesn’t represent cycling any more than he represents people that live in Sydney,” the spokesperson told 7NEWS.com.au.
Following his cycling career, Lally has since settled in Australia and has become a successful businessman and formerly held the position of CEO for industry super fund Sunsuper.