Much to the dismay of his fans, Swiss riding great Cancellara (Fabian) has reportedly fractured his vertebrae in a serious crash at E3 Harelbeke championship in Belgium. He has been ticked off from Spring Classics given his severe condition.
The 3 time champion of Flanders Tour & Paris-Roubaix met a tragic crash with a pool of fifty cyclists on cobbled Haaghoek region but the braveheart still strived to continue- and had to leave unfortunately after around ten kilometers. He was carried away by a Trek car.
“Everything happened really fast”, stated Cancellara, struggling to come out of the shock of the crash.
“Somebody slammed brakes & I had no way to move forward but right into it. I kind of flew over 2 riders & then ended up over a stack of bikes”, he continued.
“There were cyclists everywhere & I fell real hard, ending up with deep pain everywhere. I tried hard to move on yet had to discontinue given the extreme pain. We rushed to hospital for the scans & it confirmed my pain. There isn’t anything that one can do in this sort of injury- no surgery, no cast- you just have to bite the pain.”
Cancellara’s scans revealed a couple of broken vertebrae which ruled out his chances at Spring Classics. (more…)
Marty Daigle, one of the presidents of the Southern Outdoor Recreational Biking Association’s Upstate chapter has said that barring the sport of rafting, Mountain Biking is the sport that primarily requires skill. Kelly McRae is another president of the non-profit organisation.
McRay works as a bike mechanic for Sunrift Adventures which is in Travellers rest. Marty Daigle also holds the post of Director of the Pleasant Ridge County Park which is located in Northern Greenville County. Marty Daigle has made significant contributions towards the development of Jorge Francisco Arango trail.
It will be spring season soon and right now is the time to make preparations for it. According to Daigle, the only recreation sport that is growing faster than any other is Mountain Biking. The vice president of Greenville’s Great Escape Bicycle, Jeremy Leifheit is also of the same opinion. Daigle said that danger is one of the intrinsic characteristics of the sport of Mountain Biking. (more…)