Friday, April 11, 2008

Aye yai yai...

Aye yai yai is right. Imagine tooling along at 45-50kph and...ooof, wondering how you ended up on the deck. It's interesting watching the crash unfold. The rider in front of the Saunier Duvall rider who crashed, had a bit of a gap so the S-D rider should/could have seen the curb, but if you are head down 110%... The rider in front made a quick jog to the left to avoid the curb. The course marshall was right there on the edge of the curb and had to get out of the way to avoid getting creamed. But, boy-howdy, that bike just exploded! Wouldn't have mattered if that bike was made out of plastic or steel.

Well, dang. Not sure what happened to the video, but the crash was nasty. C'est la vie!

Well, thanks to paterfamilias, a new link is found. Crash on.

(What's playing: NPR Fresh Air podcast)

3 comments:

Paterfamilias said...

Here is a follow up link...
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/flandres/video/x4zb44_grosse-chute-tour-des-flandres-2008_sport

Is this the reck you posted?

blackmountaincycles said...

Aye, that be the one laddie.

Jeff said...

Man I hate to see a Mavic wheel fail a guy JRA...