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I think it's split down the middle, really.
Corners cause a fair number of crashes, sure. So a 40-lap Crit on a square course offers 160 opportunities.
But some of the worst crashes, IMO, are the straight-line instances where someone overlaps a wheel at a high speed, OR the fast descents on a hill. Those are veritable death traps.
I think we could debate which one is safer, but I wouldn't be able to cast a commited vote.
You know, I've seen some horrific one-man crashes in Time Trials, too. Steve Bauer in the Coors Classic, for example. So there's your third party candidate.