Posts Tagged ‘crash’

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Tour de Taiwan 2008 Kyle Gritters

Picture by Greg Chang, PhotoSport International.

The 6th Stage of 2008 Tour de Taiwan held its long-distance race through 9 townships including Banciao, Hsinchuang, Wugu, Bali, Tamshui, Jinshan, Sanjhih, Shihmen, and Wanli in Taipei County today. Even though this race is the second longest race in 2008 Tour de Taiwan, the weather challenged 89 cyclists due to an earlier rain in Taipei-Keelung metropolitan area. Continue Reading »

2008 Tour de Taiwan, with 7 different divisions and 8 stages, started at Love River of Kaohsiung City as its first stage. Not only a site event named “Walking in the Love River for World Games 2009” (in Chinese: 愛河健走,世運加油) was held to support the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung City, but also a damn hot weather challenged for cyclists’ physical strength.

Tour de Taiwan 2008 Stage 1 crash
Picture by Greg Chang, PhotoSport International.

In the starting of the 3rd lap, there was a sudden blow sound near the 50m flag. According to some witnesses, a cyclist from Health Net Pro Cycling Team was forced to quit this race because his tire blew suddenly due to a damn hot weather and the temperature of the race lane progressively rose up.

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The race was exciting towards the end, especially the aftermath of the crash involving Alberto Loddo and Danilo Hondo, both were stage winners of 4 and 5.

Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 Stage 7 crash

This is the first time I witness a cycling crash that close, it was just less than 50 meters from me. Everything happened so fast, I wasn’t sure what was going on except that everyone was stunt and panic. Right after the crash, everyone ran towards the riders that were lying on the ground.

LTdL 2008 Danilo Hondo injured

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Massive action in Stage 7 Kuala Rompin – Kuantan, just less than 100 meters away from the finishing line there was a crash involving Danilo Hondo and Alberto Loddo. Alexandre Usov says that he deserve the victory because he was in the right position.  Aurelien Clerc was questioned about his team mate, Mathieu Sprick for losing his yellow jersey. New yellow jersey holder Mitchell Docker said that it was not easy to snatch the yellow jersey from Sprick even though it was just 1 second.

The peloton that’s 21 minutes behind the 19 riders had a crash near the finishing line, some shots from TJ:

Le Tour de Langkawi 2008 Stage 1 crash
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The crash at the end of Stage 5 at the Tour of Qatar 2008 and the final sprint:


About 2 years ago, one of the most shocking news in the world of sports was during the Soccer World Cup 2006 final match between France and Italy. French captain Zidane headbutts Italian defender Materazzi in extra time and eventually France lose 5-3 in the following penalty shootout.

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Tour Down Under Race Doctor Peter Barnes has advised that Rabobank rider Mathew Hayman, who crashed today in the final 300 metres of the sprint into Strathalbyn at the end of Stage 4, has undergone successful surgery to repair his fractured left collar bone. Continue Reading »

Highlights by ABC News:

This video has footage from the controversial crash at the end of the race that led to the disqualification of Elia Rigotto after he headbutted Matthew Hayman. It also includes comment from Phil Liggett, overall leader Mark Renshaw, and stage winner Andre Greipel. Continue Reading »