Here’s another cycling video and although it doesn’t involve any naked riders as in the previous post it does include the crash that happened near the end of the Cape Argus Cycle Tour where 20 riders went down during the sprint to the finish line to determine the elite womens winner.
If you didn’t catch it on 2oceansvibe yesterday then here’s footage of the crash including the helicopter view from SuperSport.
Just click on that. The visuals are not the best quality and the crash happens just after the 4.15 min mark so skip to that.
“The race stayed the same for most of the 110km until just before the finish when there was a touch of wheels and a number of riders went down.
Cherise Taylor, Jo van der Winkel, and Robyn de Groot were just some of the ladies that we know of that went down. Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, ahead of the carnage, took the win with Catherine Williamson and Lynette Burger finishing second and third respectively.
Word from the social networks is that Cherise Taylor is in a neck brace, Robyn de Groot’s ribs are not good, and Jo van der Winkel has a badly bruised knee. All were rushed to hospital for observation.” [Bicycling.co.za]
Lots of talk about whether the women’s race should be seperated from the mens to avoid crashes like this.
What do you think?