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Video: Spectacular 'domino effect' crash at Category 3 race - but who caused it?

Incident happened at a criterium in Southern California this weekend

The march of technology means that racing incidents such as crashes that once upon a time would have been spoken about in the bar afterwards can now be caught on film, uploaded to social media, and watched by thousands of people worldwide – and here’s a prime example from a Category 3 race in Southern California.

Uploaded to Facebook by the Impact Racing powered by 1 on1 Financial team, it shows the moment a rider coming through on the inside leans on another to his left, setting in motion a domino effect that results in several riders hitting the deck.

The crash happened during a support race at this weekend’s Roger Milikan Memorial Criterium, and opinion among those watching the video on Facebook is split over who actually caused the crash.

Is it the guy in the light blue jersey who brings down the riders to his right, or is it the guy to his right – identified as riding in the white jersey of UCLA – who causes the crash by coming through the corner on the wrong line?

Let us know what you think in the comments.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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STiG911 replied to Yorkshire wallet | 7 years ago
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Yorkshire wallet wrote:

I'm going with UCLA man.

Yup. Poor bastard in blue had nowhere to go other than into someone else with no say of his own.

McVittees | 7 years ago

The UCLA guy in white nudging the guy in blue (who is also coming in too wide and so elbows the fella to his left) is clearly the cause of the crash as he's coming in hot and going wide.  I hate it when riders come up your inside for gaps that aren't there and corners they can't hold their line through.


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