Remco sure has trouble staying on his bike. Whether it is his own fault or it couldnt be avoided, because that is just the sport. Sometimes you make your own luck though.
He had been racing very attentively in the front the final 50k. He had been on the first or second row, minutes or even seconds before the crash.If you saw this crash you would not be commenting like that. It happened up at around the 5th row so front 25-30 riders so even good positioning didn’t save riders.
some of his crashes last year were due to bike handling deficiencies but this one was caused by a spectator and instantly took down dozens of riders. Definitely the right and fair decision to cancel all time gaps as it was not a true racing incident given the accidental spectator involvement.