Crashes Happen – Just ask Mark Cavendish

In Criterium racing (and bike racing in general) crashes happen.  I was watching Gent-Wevelgem (http://www.cycling.tv  is great) while I was riding the trainer Sunday morning.  Sean Kelly was commenting how far back Mark Cavendish was in the back, and then like fate, there was a crash right in front of Mark.  Nothing to bad, but just enough to take Mark out of the race when someone took out his back wheel.  Mark had already had some bad luck with a few flats, and he worked his ass off to get back into the main pack.  You can see Mark’s comments about the race here:  http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/video-cavendish-ruled-out-of-gent-wevelgem-sprint-after-crash

Besides, the according effect and how to make a criterium easy, staying up front is critical to avoid crashes.

Ride Hard,

Steve