isnt that the second of cavs wheels to break this year
doddy13 said:Cavendish was to blame, he seriously attempted to block out Ciolek by swinging across. Bad crash.
Broken wheel? Having watched in super slow motion I don't buy it.
Cobblestones said:You can actually see Haussler has a particularly violent swerve just before Cav goes down. I think that's when it happened and the wheels touched.
phlatties said:Jamsque, it means if you race ANYTHING you will experience a crash and have to replace something either equipment or a body part of some sort it's part of the sport. so #@% happens..so what?
Jamsque said:He had his head down, he was sprinting for the line, he didn't see Haussler, it was an accident.
But don't let the facts get in the way of the hate party.
issoisso said:Cavendish swerved wildly three times during the sprint. The third time he took someone down..
Thoughtforfood said:BTW, Necessary Evil is BPC. Ignore and report.
Jamsque said:I don't think any sprinter ever kicks in a perfectly straight line. They are always moving across the road. Granted, Cav today probably moved more than most do, but it was nothing totally out of the ordinary, it was just unfortunate that Haussler was moving across the road in the opposite direction and they didn't see each other.
But I'm wasting my breath, this thread was started so people who already hated Cavendish could hurl insults at him, not for any actual discussion of today's crash.
Boardslide said:+1 There are to many closed minds here to look at other possibilities.
Lifeshape said:Smooth Move, Cav... Just in time for your follow-up book "BOY CRASHER." This is one of the many more implosions we will witness.
Furthermore, since Haussler was involved, I wonder if it was an attempt to repeat his 2009 MSR win too...
180mmCrank said:It's a sprint - stuff like this happens - Cavendish got a penalty. All seems fine to me. There are worse accidents out on the road in the bunch when someone loses concentration... at least his was in a sprint!
Of course he wasnt deliberately trying to cause a crash. But he was deliberately trying to pinch out anyone coming around Ciolek. The wreck was his fault alone. With Haussler out and Coyot in the hospital, I wonder if the young prick is pleased with himself.Necessary Evil said:There is no need to be abusive. These things some times happen in racing. The main thing is to hope that he and others are not badly hurt.
He was pulling in front so I don't know why some are saying he did it deliberately.