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Old 07-20-08, 07:30 AM   #26
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MASSIVE FALL BY PEREIO dang that really is not good
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Old 07-20-08, 07:31 AM   #27
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oh god... he went into a barrier and rolled down the other side across the road.

apparently hes up and riding and the peleton are waiting for him

EDIT: nope. hes gone to hospital with suspected fractured shoulder and femur

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Old 07-20-08, 07:43 AM   #28
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Peiero is gone. Broken leg and shoulder
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Old 07-20-08, 07:43 AM   #29
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i before e except after "CRUNCH"

Here's hoping he hangs on.

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Oh bugger I see he's badly injured.
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That's too bad for Pereiro, he would have spiced things up a little on the last climb.
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Old 07-20-08, 07:53 AM   #31
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From Velo news:
Race Radio says Peirero is being transported to the hospital with a suspected fractured shoulder and femur.

Folks, he fell about 30 feet when he crashed over the barrier and then landed on the road below. He's lucky that he didn't suffer a head injury, but this is an awful way to leave the Tour.
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Old 07-20-08, 08:03 AM   #32
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that was a very very scary crash.
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Old 07-20-08, 08:25 AM   #33
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and they're all down on their asses, Millar, Vandervelde + others
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The biggest wreck I've seen has just occurred.

At least 40 riders down, on both sides of a roundabout. O.o

Lots of bent wheels and roadrash for all.
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Another crash...vande velde & cunego. Up and riding again though.
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The biggest wreck I've seen has just occurred.

At least 40 riders down, on both sides of a roundabout. O.o

Lots of bent wheels and roadrash for all.
I don't understand why they don't route the entire peloton around one side of the roundabouts. This whole splitting and rejoining of the peloton while evading these obstacles is an invitation to disaster.
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I don't understand why they don't route the entire peloton around one side of the roundabouts. This whole splitting and rejoining of the peloton while evading these obstacles is an invitation to disaster.
I've always worried about the rejoining part, but nothing has come of it yet.

The problem with roundabouts is the accumulated oil, diesel and other crap on the road from cars driving around in circles.

These guys are pros, with pro handling skills. As such, navigating a roundabout while riding in a large group is well within their comfort zone on the bike.

Losing a front wheel to something you can't see, is something that no one can prepare for.
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Old 07-20-08, 08:57 AM   #38
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Those roundabouts are never usually a problem, there've already gone through 2-3 since the crash. There must have been oil or something on the road to see that many riders wheels just slip away from them.
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The bunch is really putting down the hammer but surely they can't catch the break now.
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Those roundabouts are never usually a problem, there've already gone through 2-3 since the crash. There must have been oil or something on the road to see that many riders wheels just slip away from them.
roundabouts have historically been a problem. there are crashes every year at roundabouts, not only in the tdf, but in other races. they should route the riders around one side, but that would diminish the spectacle, especially for tv viewers who love the helicopter camera views of the riders splitting and rejoining.
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Well, that's true...thinking back to that crash a day two ago where the bike was servered in two because of an island in the middle of the road.

I was thinking how many times they negotiate the roundabouts on a daily bases times every day in the tour.
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Martinez is looking strong in the break. CSC are dragging the bunch along at 70k's. They're trying to isolate Evans.
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Sean Kelly thinks Martinez could be creating a big problem for the leaders. He is a good climber and this may really screw the pooch for the top gc contenders, but i see now egoi was 53 minutes down at the start today, so he'll have no impact on gc.

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Evens is alone and CSC are now playing their hand.
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as long as he stays close, i think evans would be thrilled to let schleck have to defend the jersey in the alps. let it go here and get it back at the time trial. force csc to work hard the next two stages
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Menchov slips on the corner after attacking the gc group.
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Menchov = EPIC LULZ.
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Menchov slips on the corner after attacking the gc group.
makes it back up and attacks again.
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Evans is cracking. What a great stage.
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Kohl, Sastre & Menchov forcing the pace, Valvarde bridging the gap and Evans losing a little time.
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