Wondering if anyone has any insight into the crash right before the final sprint. I was the dude in the blue jersey near the front who went down hard and brought at least one other down with me. Five broken spokes, 1 decimated shifter (chorus), and a tableau of road rash on my torso that is reminiscent of early Mark Rothko. Ouch.
Anyway, it was my first race, and I'm wondering if I did something wrong, or had something wrong done to me, or just got unlucky. I saw a couple guys attack at the bottom of the hill after the flat, so I went after them... I was on one of their wheels when the pack started to surge behind us. Couple guys passed me on my left and somehow I went down - didn't have much perspective from up near the front.
It seemed like a pretty good race to me up until then, but for all I know I was making tons of noob mistakes. Also, I'm curious to hear what happened at the finish if anyone knows.