Crashes, crashes and more crashes

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES -

The list of crashes on race day was ex­ten­sive. 2012 champ Le­anda Cave went down on the bike and would even­tu­ally have to pull out. Matt Han­son went through the hot cor­ner a bit “hot” and took out a po­lice of­fi­cer. (Luck­ily enough both were OK.)

An­dreas Raelert got a flat on the high-speed de­scent down from Hawi and went down hard, ac­cord­ing to one of the race spot­ters who watched the in­ci­dent. He was able to change the tire within about three min­utes and was able to get to within a minute of the main chase pack by the end of the ride, then ran his way to his third run­ner-up fin­ish.

Tim O’don­nell was so wor­ried about a tech­ni­cal is­sue that he ended up hav­ing a con­ver­sa­tion (we’ll use that word rather than ar­gu­ment) with race of­fi­cials when he broke away on the bike and tech sup­port didn’t fol­low him – they were back help­ing Raelert.

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