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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 2362
Location: Canberra, Australia

10/7/17 9:09 PM


Very nasty looking crash for Laurens de Plus in the Giro de Lombardia:

Amazingly, he came out of it without any serious injuries. Several other riders crashed on the same descent, but the live coverage only showed this one, as de Plus was second on the road at the time, chasing the lone leader. The worst injured rider seems to be Jan Bakelants, with several fractured ribs and vertebrae.

The racing was pretty damn good, though.

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 4132
Location: Nashua, NH

10/9/17 10:21 AM

I just watched that a few minutes ago along with the race highlights. It's amazing that he fell that far and wasn't seriously injured or killed!

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