Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Frank Schleck's Tour de Swiss crash

For those of you who have not yet seen this crash be prepared, it is a loud one. Here are 2 clips of the same crash that happened last Tuesday in Stage 5 of the Tour De Swiss. Frank Schleck had been in the lead off the front when he was caught by Markus Fothen who was the lone chase. The two worked together for a bit up the mountain, over the top and then as you will see Schleck crashes into the rail on the twisty descent launching himself clear of the road with around 4km to the finish. Fothen went on to win the stage. Frank Schleck somehow lived, climbed up out of the ravine and got back on a new bike riding away to finish the stage in 44th place. Seems as if that drop on the other side of the rail was large enough to kill or maim him instantly but his reflexes, luck and a strong body combined to save his human form. I like the commentary on the first one better but the audio of the impact is more impressive on the second.








3 comments:

AloneTogether said...

thats absolutly insane... many admirations for him getting up and finishing the race. ... by the way... i am trippen out over the header image. thank you.

Billy said...

C, that is insane on a high level, seems as if it would have been really hard to pull the mental game together after that type of road speed fall and climb out.
as for the header, glad you are trippen. i saw that subject early last friday am and took the picture based on being able to give anyone something to trip on! it was real and i will post a story about the experience soon....

Anonymous said...

Met Ms. Chapman and my comment: hehehehehehehehehehe.