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Ohhhh!!! Beloki's gone down!!!!!!

Old 05-29-07, 10:42 AM
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Ohhhh!!! Beloki's gone down!!!!!!

Found a clip of the famous crash on youtube, complete with musical score, this time sans Liggett.. and thought I'd share. I don't know why I am so transfixed by that crash, but man do I cringe every time I see it...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=h_8m5-sR6I4

And here's the Ligett OLN version...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr89ku-K2WU

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Old 05-29-07, 02:43 PM
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I dunno, my biggest cringe crash lately was the one in the breakaway during this year's Milano-San Remo. The one involving the telephone pole.

Ouch

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Old 05-29-07, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by derath
I dunno, my biggest cringe crash lately was the one in the breakaway during this year's Milano-San Remo. The one involving the telephone pole.

Ouch

-D
+1. Watching the leg twisted all kinds of weird ways because of the broken femur made that one particularly graphic.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
+1. Watching the leg twisted all kinds of weird ways because of the broken femur made that one particularly graphic.

Yea, I should put the clip up on youtube...

-D
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Old 05-29-07, 03:17 PM
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Didn't lance almost get DQ'd for cutting across that field?
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Old 05-29-07, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by derath
I dunno, my biggest cringe crash lately was the one in the breakaway during this year's Milano-San Remo. The one involving the telephone pole.

Ouch

-D
Yeah, I had it on and was dozing on the couch when Sherwin or somebody screamed..."Oh my god! He hit the pole!" or something like that...woke me right up!

It looked like his steering went out or something...maybe it was the camera angle but there seemed like a lot of time to correct, btu I guess they were flying...

Nasty crash...
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Old 05-29-07, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Frunkin
Didn't lance almost get DQ'd for cutting across that field?
Naa they were pretty up on saying that he gained no time for cutting accross the field that is was ok, they also felt he had little choice in the matter....plus I would imagine it would take a lot to DQ a Yellow Jersey wearer...
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Old 05-29-07, 03:30 PM
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I felt the dude who face planted down the Kemmel in Gent-Wevelgem looked* worse than the telephone pole

*Note: not sure of the ultimate injury comparison.

EDIT: I believe it was Casper who face-planted. Pic (semi-graphic, unless you tell yourself he has strawberry jam smeared all over his face)
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Old 05-29-07, 04:50 PM
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Casper had his lips and tongue sewn back together in hospital.
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casper just broke his collarbone..and is on a black-listed squad, ****ty season
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Old 05-29-07, 05:14 PM
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I was lucky enough to see an hour long version Gent-Wevelgem the other week. The second time they went down the Kemmel I was more stressed then I've ever been. Knowing what happened the first time around was making the entire experience terrible. I can't imagine actually going down the bloody thing myself!
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Originally Posted by DC Bruz
I was lucky enough to see an hour long version Gent-Wevelgem the other week. The second time they went down the Kemmel I was more stressed then I've ever been. Knowing what happened the first time around was making the entire experience terrible. I can't imagine actually going down the bloody thing myself!
Yeah, that thing is a friggin' hazard. Presumably there are climbs they could fit into this course without a cobbled descent?
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Old 05-29-07, 09:44 PM
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It looks like he had on tubulars and the glue came undone (at least that's what it looked like on DVD). Anyone know if that's what happened?
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Old 05-29-07, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by donrhummy
It looks like he had on tubulars and the glue came undone (at least that's what it looked like on DVD). Anyone know if that's what happened?
Yes, it was after a long descent. The heat from braking melted the glue.
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Old 05-29-07, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DrPete
+1. Watching the leg twisted all kinds of weird ways because of the broken femur made that one particularly graphic.
so the break was so bad that his leg was flailing around? as in it broke all the way through and wasn't just a crack or small displacement?
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Originally Posted by dmotoguy
casper just broke his collarbone..and is on a black-listed squad, ****ty season
Poor guy. I remember him from the 2003 tour because he crashed and had to wear a neck brace while riding...looked pitiful.
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Originally Posted by shakeNbake
Yes, it was after a long descent. The heat from braking melted the glue.

1) His tubular rolled after the bike slid, as the tire was going sideways trying to catch. The tire didn't cause the loss of control

2) The descent was not very long. It was only a Category 2 climb. Not enough to melt the glue on a properly glued tubular. I was there that day watching on the other side of that hill, but I rode the descent. (we watched the crash on TV on a German family's TV outside their RV).

3) It was a very hot day, and tar strips patching cracks were bubbling up in the road. The molten tar caused his wheel to slip.
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Old 05-30-07, 07:24 AM
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Sometimes it seems that the complete nobody, po-dunk races we participate in have better road conditions than the grand tours... This one was caused by some gravel/sand in a particularly fast corner too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4eXkOqmesA
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I remember watching that crash on OLN and they cut back to the t-mobile rider, and he looks back, he's all cut up and he has a big piece of gravel in his helmet. That was impressive
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Oh yeah, if anybody ever needed a reminder to wear his helmet.
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It looks like he grabbed a handful too much of his back brakes.
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