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    - Tragedy In Rio As Olympic Cycle Path Collapses Killing Two. Three people missing.






    http://fittish.deadspin.com/two-dead...nto-1772336249

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    this really is the worst season for road cycling in years

    today in the Tour of Belgium two of the motorcyclists that accompanied the peloton were trying to get ahead of the peloton in a descent where cyclists were approaching speeds of 50 mph. the motor cyclists used a small path next to the road that suddenly ended at some kind of small gate. both motorcyclists were catapulted into the rushing peloton

    19 cyclists were hit, about 8 of them were flown to a hospital. one of them was reanimated on the scene. he's the same cyclist who got run over by a motorcycle in a race three months a go. latest news is that he is touch and go

    the peloton refused to continue racing afterwards. everybody is still very emotional over the cyclists that died about 3 months ago

    there is no video footage of the crash

    there has been an ongoing debate about decreasing the number of motorcyclists in races this year. there is also talk of making the teams of riders themselves smaller so as to make the peloton smaller

    big races have motorcyclists that carry tv crew people (mostly 3 motorcycles for this), newspaper photographers, signalers (they signal hazardous road marks ahead to the peloton), extra wheels for riders etc

    btw yesterday in the Giro d'Italia then GC leader Steven Kruijswijk crashed into an iced slope while descending a mountain slope, fracturing one of his ribs and losing the lead. the 5th in GC drove off the road and broke his left shoulder blad and his clavicle

    competitive cycling is dangerous business
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    ^^the newspapers ran the number of motorcyclists involved in this race : 48 (!!!)


    that means that there's roughly a 1:3 motorcyclist - cyclist ratio

    no wonder accidents happen

    we are slowly but surely moving to closed circuit races (like in F1 & motorcycle racing) where they can do away with most of the motorcyclists.

    out of those 48 no less than 15 were meant to block parts of crossroads during the race. you could get rid of those already on a closed circuit

    also don't forget about the team cars driving behind the various groups of cyclists (lead, peloton, 'bus / grupetto')

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    the Tour de France & Tour of Austria always happen around the same time

    this pic of the winner of yesterday's stage of the Tour of Austria shows you exactly why riders prefer the Tour de France


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    Nearly a century ago, Robert Marchand was told by a coach that he should give up cycling because he would never achieve anything on a bike.



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    lol I actually go cycling for cardio in the morning before breakfast. the old fashioned way

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