Cavendish in Tour de Suisse crash
I have to say that on the TV it certainly looked like Cavendish was most at fault. Both he and Hausler drifted together but Cav's bike was really going side to side big time and it looked like Hausler's wheel actually went up over Cav's wheel and fetched em both off. I have to say I think HH was coming up fast and looked like he was going to just pip the sprint (IMHO). Wouldn't say it was Cav's fault but his sprint seemed the messiest and I think lead to the accident. Looked nasty though. Wonder of either will start tomorrow? Wouldn't be surprised if HTC pull Cav even if he isn't too bad as no doubt their biggest concern is getting him to the Tour for wins and a bid (?) at the green jersey. Even though I don't like him I do hope he is OK, as I do all of the fallers.Posted 8 years ago
Just locked bars in a sprint finish. Looked like the fault of Hausler. He hit the deck hard and was run over by a couple of following bikes. Looks like he took a decent hit to the head on impact and then from another bike.
Hausler is pretty badly cut up but OK. No sign of Cav so far. Ambulances on scene.
Hope he's OK.Posted 8 years agoDougalSubscriber
Cav looks a bit confused more than anything
Cav always looks like that.
Cav's fault. Look at his line compared to the yellow crossing painted on the road, he's coming across to screen-right pretty fast. No doubt we'll have to put up with loads of him mouthing off over the next few days.Posted 8 years agoshowermanMember
wheel is alright no damage when looking in slowmo the wheel went from under him making it look like it folded but it did not, would not like to say whos fault it was possibly cav just lost the front in the contact he was having with Hausler,but the guy who rode in to cavs head did he take some air time or what and landing on his back that must of hurt. 😥Posted 8 years agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
Cav moved over, Haussler leaned into him to fend him off but misjudged it and over-balanced and ended up riding his front wheel over Cav's. So a bit 50/50 but obviously wouldn't have happened if Cav had held his line. The wheel clearly folds to after being ridden over, it just pops back into shape after.Posted 8 years agosurferMember
And that ladies and gents is why helmets are good
+1 the back of Haussler's head would be in a bad way today if he didnt have a helmet on. One thing to note is that quite often helmet straps are left quite loose and this can be seen from the next few seconds of the video. Fortunately the bulk of the impact had happened.
Is anybody seriously saying helmets are not a good thing?Posted 8 years agomyheadsashedSubscriber
I thought sprinters where supposed to be aggressive?
I spit on you…… 😀Posted 8 years agosimonralli2Member
Ouch – watching the video seems that there some big crashes further down the field too. Hope everyone is ok.
Video is at the bottom of this linkPosted 8 years ago
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