“The body was spinning in the air,” says witness who saw cyclist being run over in São Paulo

According to Detran-SP, 178 cyclists died in São Paulo traffic between January and June of this year, a 19% decrease compared to the same period in 2020, of which 36.3% died on highways in the first half of 2021.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cyclist Rafael Tofoli, 45, was run over Sunday (18) while cycling with friends on a street in São Paulo. It was the last recording found before Tofoli's death after having been run over that morning.


A video taken with a cellphone camera shows cyclist Rafael Galvão Tofoli smiling as he pedaled with a group of fellow cyclists in the right lane of Marginal Pinheiros in São Paulo at about 7 AM on Sunday (July 18).

It was almost 9 AM when a . . .

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