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Video: Toddler in cyclo-cross hurdle fail

We all started somewhere ... let's hope kid in Galicia picked himself up and persevered...

Here's a cute video from Spain's Galicia region that shows a toddler come a cropper as he tries to follow some older kids at a cycling school in leaping over a cyclo-cross hurdle while holding his balance bike - and doesn't quite make it.

It was uploaded to social media by the Escuela de Ciclismo José Antonio Hermida in Maceda, which teaches kids mountain biking and cyclo-cross skills.

In the post, they wonder if we might be looking at a future Sven Nys.

Well, practice makes perfect, and however expert a rider any of us is, we've all had plenty of spills in our past, so let's hope he perseveres!

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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