This is one of a series of famous photos from the Tour of Flanders by the Great Graham Watson. No, the car actually missed the rider's foot. This climb, the Koppenberg, has been widened and improved but it still a classic.
Here's the climb from as seen from a bike mounted camera.
George Hincappie says he's feeling good this year. Poor George seems to have some of the worst luck. I hope he does well this Sunday.
Photo from Roadcycling.com