Stage 3 of the 2015 Tour de France should have been remembered for the titanic battle on the ascent of the brutally steep Mur de Huy, but it's likely it'll be remembered for the high speed crash that caused chaos, a temporary halt to racing, and has led to several big name abandons. The full chaos of the crash is really brought home in this shocking video.
The full extent of the crash has been revealed in this video from a camera being worn by ORICA-GreenEDGE Mechanic Fausto Oppici. Team mechanics have a pretty tough job, charged with changing wheels extremely quickly in moments of high pressure. This incident was far from normal, requiring new bikes being rushed back from the team car, retrieval of water bottles, fixing a helmet, and much more.
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.