Tour de Pologne 2020

Page 10 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
in this video, you can see that he did not intentionally elbowed FJ, his elbow got stuck in FJs handlebars. It does not change the fact, that his previous move was dangerous and he should be banned for some time. I have seen worse line changes, fortunately with not so severe consequences.
Not that it really matters but looks to me like the elbow came before any handlebar issue
 
He should be punished, I agree. And I don't believe the theory of the handlebars either. But, I don't think what he did was intentional.
Looked horrible on the replay.
Intentional as in he didn't intend to kill Fabio, it was intentional to prevent Fabio to pass him with illegal means which in turn, at 80km/h can have consequences that might lead to the death of a fellow rider.
 
Apr 15, 2014
282
2
4,035
Not that it really matters but looks to me like the elbow came before any handlebar issue
I think it got stuck in FJs braking lever, but as you say - it really does not matter now. Lets just hope, that all effected by this crash will be ok in the end and that the sprinters will finally learn the lesson.
 
I've been in favor of completely doing away with timedifferences for the final 3k in sprintstages, for some time. That way you can keep GC riders out of the sprint chaos. It's a good thing for the GC riders, since they don't have to risk injuries due to crashes at high speed, in a situation that is completely out of their comfortzone. In turn it offers more space for the sprinters and sprinttrains. Today this wouldn't have made a difference obviously, but a crash like this could also take out a GC rider (and it has many times in the past). It's safer for all parties involved.
 
Last edited:
Aug 5, 2020
2
7
25
Czesław Lang: (automatic translation)

- We are not stopping the race. We canceled the decoration ceremony because it would be wrong to be happy when a player is fighting for his life. We are in touch with the hospital all the time. We will pray for the player to survive. His condition is serious. Doctors say that vital functions are preserved. It's not like Bjorg Lambrecht who practically died on the spot. The rescue operation was efficient. There were several ambulances at once, a helicopter arrived. Specialists carried out the resuscitation action. We can not fault ourselves as organizers of anything. But such a situation is always extremely difficult for everyone. The atmosphere became heavy.
 
Reactions: Sandisfan
Vice - director from hospital: going through radiology to assess extent on the damage. Still serious condition. Didnt mention life-threathening anymore, but the journalist didnt push for clarification. Mentioned neurochirurgy (probably butchered the spelling) and teams of doctors specializing in head trauma so my deduction would be that they are at the stage of trying to limit long term damage, but that is just my interpretation. Listed all the departments in the hospital and stated there is no need to move the patient as all the help needed is right here. more information to come in around 2 hours (sounds like it will be straight from the doctors this time)
 
Czesław Lang: (automatic translation)

- We are not stopping the race. We canceled the decoration ceremony because it would be wrong to be happy when a player is fighting for his life. We are in touch with the hospital all the time. We will pray for the player to survive. His condition is serious. Doctors say that vital functions are preserved. It's not like Bjorg Lambrecht who practically died on the spot. The rescue operation was efficient. There were several ambulances at once, a helicopter arrived. Specialists carried out the resuscitation action. We can not fault ourselves as organizers of anything. But such a situation is always extremely difficult for everyone. The atmosphere became heavy.
Really? (Referring to the highlighted part of the quote.)
 
Vice - director from hospital: going through radiology to assess extent on the damage. Still serious condition. Didnt mention life-threathening anymore, but the journalist didnt push for clarification. Mentioned neurochirurgy (probably butchered the spelling) and teams of doctors specializing in head trauma so my deduction would be that they are at the stage of trying to limit long term damage, but that is just my interpretation. Listed all the departments in the hospital and stated there is no need to move the patient as all the help needed is right here. more information to come in around 2 hours (sounds like it will be straight from the doctors this time)
Is hoping for a recovery like Andriano Malori what we should be hoping for?
 
Reactions: Sandisfan
Then the TdP itself should also be tried, they share some of the responsibility due to their finish design...
my translation was different. He talked with Jakobsens team and they mentioned the investigation. Bikes involved, all the footage was secured, and area given to authorities for investigation. Dont believe the organizers are pressing charges. Also, dont believe they are at fault here. The medical response seemed top notch, and what more could they do. Road was quite wide, and setup of the finish standard.
 
Oct 31, 2018
48
33
630
Look closely to the video. Handlebars were stuck together when Dylan pulled on his side (steering left) and that caused the crash. His fault of course but, like I said, no intentional.
View: https://twitter.com/DoCiclismo/status/1291053840427618309

And I didn't say he doesn't deserve to be punished hardly.
It just wasn't attempted murder.
How can you look at these images and then NOT say Dylan was completely in the wrong.
This is an act of madness which might have happened in the heat of the moment, but is an attempted murder none the less.
 
His actions are intentional. The result isn't. It would be completely insane if this is what he was actually trying to accomplish, wouldn't you say?
Every action is intentional by assumption.
But intentional crash? No, it wasn't.
Someone I know killed a person when speeding. He broke the rules but it wasn't intentional, believe me.
There is a gradation of offence.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY