BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Lucas Euser is a 28-year-old pro cyclist who lives in Boulder. He rode for the Garmin team until a nasty crash three years ago that nearly ended his career.

“I was in Girona, Spain. I was out on a training ride and I was doing about 35 miles an hour, a car slowly passed me on the left-hand side only to get just in front of me to turn right, and I t-boned it at full speed,” Euser said.

Euser shattered his knee cap, and after months of rehab he joined a new team — Team Spider Tech. Euser will be racing in this year’s USA Pro Challenge in Colorado.

CBS4’s Vic Lombardi decided recently he would challenge Euser to a ride up Boulder’s daunting Flagstaff Mountain, where the USA Pro Challenge’s fifth stage ends on Saturday.

But Euser showed up for the big race with his new bike — a pretty sweet bike. It’s an $8,000 bike with electronic gear-shifting. That’s not fair, is it? So Lombardi decided Euser could choose to ride either a unicycle or Lombardi’s wife’s cruiser.

Watch what happens in the video below:


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