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  • colnagokid
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    It looked like it was Cav's fault to me!

    Premier Icon Schweiz
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    Hard to say. Hausler moved to Cav first but then the final collision occurred when Cav shifted position.

    Premier Icon speaker2animals
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    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.

    Premier Icon Schweiz
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    Agree with you that Hausler seemed to be making ground and would probably have won, although I think that Cav was still ahead by half a wheel at the point of impact.

    Premier Icon Schweiz
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    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.

    Marge
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    Just watched this on telly.
    For me that was caused by Cav. He'd already squeezed Ciolek to the point he had to back out of it & he just kept drifting to his left. Hausler was coming through & the inevitable occurred…

    Premier Icon tomatoevousparlour
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    looks to me to not be cav's fault

    Premier Icon stevemakin
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    looks to me that Cavs front wheel collapsed

    brakes
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    doesn't look to be anyone's fault really
    his wheel collapses because Hausler rides over it
    .
    Cav looks a bit confused more than anything

    Kuco
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    To me it looks like it's 50/50 they both kind of went into each other.

    69er
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    I think you're being generous to Cav…..

    Those carbon rims fold up nicely though, must get some!

    ade ward
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    it looks like cav's wheel collapses but think it was a failure as he seems to far forward to have his wheel run over, but cav was the one changing direction the other guy was riding straight ,,
    how long before uci has knee jerk reaction and bans carbon!

    Premier Icon Dougal
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    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.

    project
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    Poor old cav,hope him and the rest ofthe riders are ok, looks a reallly nasty crash with a big C.

    showerman
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    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. 😥

    b r
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    Racing incident, caused by Cav.

    But a racing incident all the same.

    huss rode in cav's wheel,if cav had kept his line ???

    colnagokid
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    Link didnt work!
    But a picture clearly shows a broken front wheel!

    colnagokid
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    try again!
    Click the blue text about Cavs wheel

    project
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    On the picture above theres red blood on Cavs arm, i always thought he was full of oil and electronics,like some highly tuned car.

    tails
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    And that ladies and gents is why helmets are good and TJ is just okay 🙂

    anokdale
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    Ouch, that would have stung in the shower afterwards.

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    I'm a bad person, but my first thought (after "ooooof") was "I do not want to hear him talking about whose fault this is".

    And TJ would recommend wearing a helmet if sprinting on the road, as the risk of a high-speed collision is very high. 😉

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    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.

    ojom
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    Interesting to see the slow mo 'anatomy of a crash' type thing. Shows the head hitting the ground with quite a thump.

    Do hope they are all ok – that would have been pretty scary. One minute GO GO GO and then OWWW.

    surfer
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    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?

    Nezbo
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    Cav defo cut across and was not holding his line (like always) but on saying that his wheel just folded in half, and then back again. that wheel did someting strange…

    +1 the back of Haussler's head would be in a bad way today if he didnt have a helmet on

    / Anti helmet mode on

    Ahhh but how do you KNOW that ?

    / Anti helmet mode off

    surfer
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    Ahhh but how do you KNOW that ?

    🙄

    🙄 I was being facetious, nevermind…..

    phil.w
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    watching the video again, it does look like Hausler barges Cav with his shoulder at 53sec in? link

    simonfbarnes
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    In this shot his front wheel looks folded, but on the video it's round again afterwards!

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    That's just Cav's immense aura forcing the very fabric of the earth's surface to submit to his power.

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    Officially Cav's fault:
    Link

    Premier Icon glenh
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    Officials made the right decision I think, from what I've seen on the videos, although 30s doesn't seem much if you consider he managed to take some of his rival out of the race!

    Looks like he came off best too – starting todays stage, while others out with fractured pelvis (ouch)

    Bit of a token fine for cav anyway – £118 not exactly big dosh is it?

    Gary_M
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    Cavendish is a bawbag, clearly the peloton think so too.

    fisha
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    looking at the vids it does look as though its the right decision and cav's fault.

    simonralli2
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    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 link

    http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/4549/Tour-de-Suisse-Massive-crash-in-stage-four-finale-takes-out-top-sprinters.aspx

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