BEAUMONT Allan Cowdery, 28, has been cleared of assaulting a cyclist at Invermay in 2011.
It took less than two hours for the jury to deliver the unanimous not guilty verdict in the Launceston Supreme Court yesterday.
Mr Cowdery had been accused of punching Ron Coleman to the head and face after telling the cyclist to move off the road from a passing car on Charles Street Bridge.
Mr Cowdery pleaded not guilty on the basis of self-defence.
During the two-day trial the jury heard Mr Coleman decided to confront Mr Cowdery over his comments.
Mr Coleman said he was attacked after tapping on Mr Cowdery's car window as it was waiting at traffic lights on Goderich Street.
But Mr Cowdery's defence counsel Grant Tucker accused Mr Coleman of being the aggressor on the day and fabricating his version of events.
Mr Coleman denied this.
In his closing statement, Mr Tucker said Mr Coleman had not reported the incident to an off-duty police officer who was on the scene at the time.
He told the jury they should acquit his client if they were unsure what had happened on the day.