It only got uglier from here

Discussion in 'Professional Cycling' started by Xela, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    I bet that helmet is really cool on hot days. ;)

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  3. funetical

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    That helmet seems cool on any day.
     
  4. Industry_Hack

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    You can almost see the F bomb hanging in the air.
     
  5. funetical

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    I think if they had got the shot just a few seconds later it would be there for sure. The ones in back seem to realize very little of what's going on, but the dudes up front are definitely thinking it.
     
  6. TxCyclist

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    His rim totally collapsed? Never seen that before.
     
  7. funetical

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    Some wheel maker is going to get it.
     
  8. Xela

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    Video of the crash.

    Don't want to start the helmet debate again, but I think Haussler was spared a serious injury by his. Look at 1:00 into this clip for what I mean.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RNAYR3KPIg]YouTube - Mark Cavendish Crash - Tour de Suisse Stage 4 2010[/ame]
     
  9. funetical

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    Nothing like watching skinny guys fall in slomo. Not to start a debate or nothing, but...
     
  10. Xela

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    Also, it's cool to see in the video how Cav's front wheel springs back from the way it is captured in the photograph. Wonder if it would have still be rideable after that.
     
  11. funetical

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    I doubt it, but then I know nothing of high priced wheels.
     
  12. Xela

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    Yeah, I wouldn't really think so either, but I expected carbon to crack and break when bent like that and not spring back into shape. You can still see it turning after he falls.