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Incident happened just a few hundred metres after the start of stage one

Katusha’s Sven Erik Bystrom was the first casualty of the Tour de Yorkshire, forced to abandon with facial injuries after just a few hundred metres. The 2014 under-23 road race world champion apparently came a cropper on a cattle grid in an incident that saw a number of riders hit the deck.

TV coverage of the incident showed Bystrom lying face down on the ground following his fall. As the other riders picked themselves up, one even dropped his rear wheel onto Bystrom’s back, not knowing he was there.

 

 

The cause of the crash, it seems, was a cattle grid.

 

 

Bystrom seemed phlegmatic about his abandonment and later confirmed that he hadn’t suffered any broken bones.

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Plasterer's Radio [321 posts] 1 year ago
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Ban cattle grids.

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Notsofast [135 posts] 1 year ago
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but only in France and Spain

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Rapha Nadal [638 posts] 1 year ago
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What's the UCI's stance on this?

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medic_ollie [43 posts] 1 year ago
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Looked like the crash in my 4th cat race last week >.<

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Batchy [386 posts] 1 year ago
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All for the sake of a couple of 8x4 sheets of plywood ? !

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TheSpaniard [108 posts] 1 year ago
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Batchy wrote:

All for the sake of a couple of 8x4 sheets of plywood ? !

 

you wouldn't put plywood over cobbles, why a cattle grid? It's all part of the terrain.

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WDG [57 posts] 1 year ago
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TheSpaniard wrote:
Batchy wrote:

All for the sake of a couple of 8x4 sheets of plywood ? !

 

you wouldn't put plywood over cobbles, why a cattle grid? It's all part of the terrain.

Plus all the cattle would abscond.  Carnage ensues.

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PapaSmurf [30 posts] 1 year ago
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What's the UCI's stance on this?

 

Awaiting a 'knee jerk reaction'

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Harmanhead [60 posts] 1 year ago
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What cattle grid?