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Tour de Suisse Crash Complete With Carnage

Old 06-15-10, 07:18 PM
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Tour de Suisse Crash Complete With Carnage

The horror...the horror. Made a pretty boring stage somewhat exciting. I know this was posted in Road Racing, but since people seem to be really concerned about what may happen to them in a crash in Road Cycling I believe this is important. Also wheel bending makes us all horny.

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Close up pictures of some wheel bending. Satisfaction guaranteed:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oth...tzerland.html?

Haussler is out, I think Cavendish is ok, but he got a 30 sec penalty...not like he is a GC contender anyways.
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Old 06-15-10, 07:24 PM
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Haussler is out? - did he break something?
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Old 06-15-10, 07:28 PM
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He banged up his elbow pretty bad from what I saw: https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/haus...se-after-crash. Hope he is better for France
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Ow.
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Old 06-15-10, 07:31 PM
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Wow. Lance said on Facebook there was a crash at the end, but I never knew it was going to be like that. I missed todays stage on TV...
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Cavendish and Haussler were throwing their bikes from side to side so much they ran over each others wheels. Cav's wheel bent like it was rubber.
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OUCH!!!!!!!!


that hurt just watching it........over, and over again.
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Even though Cav is basically an *******, this is really sad to see anyone crash like this, especially when someone like Haussler is forced to abandon.
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Old 06-15-10, 08:09 PM
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That must suck for the guy who wasn't paying attention and ended up doing a complete front-flip on his bike...ohhhh the tragedy
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Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post
Cavendish and Haussler were throwing their bikes from side to side so much they ran over each others wheels. Cav's wheel bent like it was rubber.
Cav made the error, he didn't hold his line and ran into Haussler (thus the fine and the penalty). I'm not trying to say anything bad about him, but it was his mistake that instigated the crash.
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Poor Haussler. Just got over his knee injury and now he's out again.
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both the sprinters were looking straight down when they collided
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Poor Haussler. Just got over his knee injury and now he's out again.
he better not hit the beers again. speedy recovery to him. hopefully he'll make it for TdF

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both the sprinters were looking straight down when they collided
nothing wrong with that when you can sprint straight. cav thought he could outsprint people so that moving sideways would be moot. he thought wrong
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Originally Posted by mcjimbosandwich View Post
nothing wrong with that when you can sprint straight. cav thought he could outsprint people so that moving sideways would be moot. he thought wrong
I think this is a big part of it. He's not on the same form that he was last year and he just hasn't realized it yet.
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Hahaha that lightweight wheel folded faster than ________

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^ I reckon it's possible that that folding rim may have caused Cavendish to go down. I'm serious! There have a been jazillion other similar bumps in sprint finishes where the riders have just bounced off each other and kept riding.
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I already said Haussler ran over is wheel.
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I already said Haussler ran over is wheel.
Yeah but that was after it folded.
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Actually, yes, it looks like Haussler ran over Cavendish's tyre -- and possibly, also, the bottom of the rim -- most likely jamming it into the road just long enough to initiate the buckling. Still, as "usual", it folded pretty easily.

And if anyone comes out with the typical "any aluminium wheel in the world would also have bent in that situation" rubbish, I'll spew up!
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Check out Haussler's helmet. It looks like its about to slip off right before he slams his head on the ground.
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Originally Posted by Ingleside View Post
Check out Haussler's helmet. It looks like its about to slip off right before he slams his head on the ground.
If you lok close each of the main guys in that crash all hit their heads hard on the ground. Shows how important helmets are and how amazing the technology is as they all got up with no brain damage.
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Originally Posted by kindablue View Post
Cav made the error, he didn't hold his line and ran into Haussler (thus the fine and the penalty). I'm not trying to say anything bad about him, but it was his mistake that instigated the crash.
Agreed. All Cav.

I still think the wheel folded because he went down at that angle, and as the wheel was angled with the ground it was run upon by Haussler's front.
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie View Post
Actually, yes, it looks like Haussler ran over Cavendish's tyre -- and possibly, also, the bottom of the rim -- most likely jamming it into the road just long enough to initiate the buckling. Still, as "usual", it folded pretty easily.

And if anyone comes out with the typical "any aluminium wheel in the world would also have bent in that situation" rubbish, I'll spew up!
If you run one wheel through another at 40+ it's going to collapse. /end

Since Billy is super mod these days all these threads should be merged into the nine that are inevitably going on in the pro cycling forum where they belong.
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they belong nowhere.

who wants to look at crashes anyway?
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Re: The Folding rim.

I've seen and taco'd a few rims in my day and I agree with gstein that at that speed damage is inevitable but.....if you look at the video the rim is straight as Cavendish and the bike roll immediately after contact with the ground. Is it normal for them to "spring back" in that situation.

This has nothing to do with causation; I'm just curious about what I'm seeing.
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