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Mr.Gib wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:51 am
wingguy wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:25 am
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Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:59 pm
It seems like it would be very easy to just design the system so the edges of the rotors were rounded.
Ummm. Yeah. So easy that it's been done, and mandated in road racing :noidea:
Right they did mandate that - forgot mostly because I can't wrap my head around the idea that the UCI would mandate round edges for road but not cross? How does that happen? Riders are flopping on each other all the time in cross. It will be interesting to see what the impact of this injury is on regulations.
I feel like there was a french rider that got a huge cut on her face at last year's cross world championships.
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I found it... it wasn't a french rider, she was Italian. Alice Maria Arzuffi... a few riders crashed and as they were trying to get up, a bike flipped and the rotor hit her in the face.

here's a still... google the video.

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I was pretty impressed by Rally Cycling's 19 yrs old Brandon McNulty at Tour of Oman's 2nd stage.
Shure, he misjudged the last few hundred meters, but still... I like what he's showing at a pretty young age.


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CrankAddictsRich wrote:I found it... it wasn't a french rider, she was Italian. Alice Maria Arzuffi... a few riders crashed and as they were trying to get up, a bike flipped and the rotor hit her in the face.

here's a still... google the video.

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Not sure that was the rotor. Could be, but it looks like her head is facing the wrong way when the bike hits her.

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LouisN wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:47 am
I was pretty impressed by Rally Cycling's 19 yrs old Brandon McNulty at Tour of Oman's 2nd stage.
Shure, he misjudged the last few hundred meters, but still... I like what he's showing at a pretty young age.


Louis :)
McNulty was amazing but his choice of gear not so much. Curious to know what ratio he was using to climb that hill. Was a win possible with a smaller gear?
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LouisN wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:47 am
I was pretty impressed by Rally Cycling's 19 yrs old Brandon McNulty at Tour of Oman's 2nd stage.
Shure, he misjudged the last few hundred meters, but still... I like what he's showing at a pretty young age.


Louis :)
I think you mean Stage 4 of the Dubai Tour... no?
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Mr.Gib wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:51 am
wingguy wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:25 am
Mr.Gib wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:59 pm
It seems like it would be very easy to just design the system so the edges of the rotors were rounded.
Ummm. Yeah. So easy that it's been done, and mandated in road racing :noidea:
Right they did mandate that - forgot mostly because I can't wrap my head around the idea that the UCI would mandate round edges for road but not cross? How does that happen? Riders are flopping on each other all the time in cross. It will be interesting to see what the impact of this injury is on regulations.
It does seem a little inconsistent. I presume it's because the potential for mass pileups may be greater in road racing than in cross? Just a guess.

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CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:57 am
LouisN wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:47 am
I was pretty impressed by Rally Cycling's 19 yrs old Brandon McNulty at Tour of Oman's 2nd stage.
Shure, he misjudged the last few hundred meters, but still... I like what he's showing at a pretty young age.


Louis :)
I think you mean Stage 4 of the Dubai Tour... no?
Yeah, sorry :oops: .. that's too many typos in the same sentence... :lol:

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Egan Bernal is on a roll!!!! Where will he stop? His first races in his first season as a world tour pro and he is samshing it!!!! He just won the overall in Oro y Paz ahead of Quintana...seems like a future Grand tour star/winner on the rise! :)

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there are no sharp edges or protrusions anywhere on a bicycle or rider but the brake rotor
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LeDuke wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:47 am
CrankAddictsRich wrote:I found it... it wasn't a french rider, she was Italian. Alice Maria Arzuffi... a few riders crashed and as they were trying to get up, a bike flipped and the rotor hit her in the face.

here's a still... google the video.
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Not sure that was the rotor. Could be, but it looks like her head is facing the wrong way when the bike hits her.
This wasn't due to a rotor. If you look at the video she hit her head hard on the not so soft ground. It was full of small rocks and dirt on that WC circuit.

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TiCass wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Surely that can't happen, I saw somebody on the internet touching a rotor without being cut!
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/compton ... -in-lille/
Katie still finished the race in 7th place (after replacing a damaged shoe) and beat the 2 riders that caused the crash. She had already won the overall in the series so didn't need to finish, but she kept racing until the end.

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KWalker wrote:there are no sharp edges or protrusions anywhere on a bicycle or rider but the brake rotor
Except for those chainring teeth thingies...

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I'll catch some flack but:

Colombia Oro y Paz should be WorldTour, and TDU should probably drop a level. Great courses, and amazing fans at Oro y Paz. TDU is pretty boring, and it's a lot further away from Europe than Colombia.

Yes, I realize race classification is a function of funding for the race. But man, the fans in Colombia deserve big bike races. Incredibly supportive country. Reminded me of the finish of the TT at Worlds in Norway. Fans 5 or 10 deep for the last two kilometers.

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Lulz, KWalker.
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