I am sometimes amazed how many bad, bad crashes happen and how often these crashes end "rather well". Seeing someone go over a wall like that, falling into the deep... and then hearing that he's alive, conscious, answering questions... I don't know. It's just pure relief. The thoughts about what that means for his career come later.There's a certain insanity to a sport when a fractured pelvis and a lung contusion are also partially met with "it could have been worse"
Lefevere did say that it was fractured near the femur socket. I guess we will know more about the severity the next couple of days/weeksI haven't seen his Xray so I won't try to play doc, but I have fractured my pelvis twice, both on the same side. One is a near the top of the pubic bone and the other is in the ischium near the femur socket. Once healed, the first one didn't have any issues, but the second has been a 15 year battle of issues which can be summed up with the 'final' diagnosis of ischial-femoral impingement. Getting a seat set correctly is a PAINstaking process, and even then, there are plenty of uncomfortable times on the bike.
Most of my ride now are two hour mountain bike rides, but I know that there is no way to do six to eight hour road days, day after day. He could probably get it fixed correctly instead of just letting them fix themselves, but I hope that his fracture is up in the flat part of the ilium so the the chances of later issues are really low.
GET WELL young man!
We have certainly had a few rough weeks but I don't think it's a general picture.Ouch! Hope he's able to fully recover.
Is it me or does it feel like there are becoming more and more serious crashes with injuries in cycling? We have auto racing putting in safer barriers and doing other things to prevent death and serious injury to drivers while it feels like cycling is becoming less safe. That likely isn't the case that it's less safe, just more crashes.
In my opinion, and yes it is just an opinion, he looked the easiest by a far margin. It looked like he could have moved on the climb but chose to wait. And as Nibali was getting dropped briefly near the top, Remco was looking around, mouth hardly open. And if you extrapolate from the fact that only a week has gone by since he dominated Fulsgang, doubt he is wrong in his assessment.First thing he said to Lefevere was "Sorry".
He then insisted to record a video for his teammates.
He also said... "I was gonna win"
Apparently he went into the brakes too hard because the two riders in front of him started to swerve or something.