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So that is what happened

Yesterday I published a link to a photo that made it appear that Columbia-Highroad rider Bernhard Eisel was off his bike in the middle of a sprint.  Here is the video of the final meters.  It probably doesn’t do a racer much good to watch this one too many times!

He isn’t off the bike running.  Neither is he quite as close to the front as the photo makes it appear.  Of course, a top ten with your feet out of the pedals is better than laying on the ground with your helmet cracked in four different places.

Did Bernhard Eisel run in the final sprint?

Okay, this from PezCyclingNews.com‘s PeloPics… Is it an optical illusion or does it appear that the Columbia rider, Bernhard Eisel, is RUNNING in the sprint?  Check out the picture here. Either that or his legs are spinning so fast that you can’t see them!  Anyone know exactly what was going on here?

It was a nasty crash.  I’d be glad to be on this side of the mess on my bike or running beside it. Hope the riders suffering injuries from it will be up and going soon. A couple of big name riders left wounded.