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You might question whether the Hincapie fall is worthy of a second-angle gif, but I’d say yes. This was an important crash; a Big Deal for several reasons:
Trek never would have let this happen to Lance. They’d have custom-engineered a spaceship fork for him, one that you could railgun off the moon without breaking. Slapping on some commuter OEM and calling it a day was a microcosm for how sponsors treated him vs. the rest of the sport.
Cancellara eventually won this edition, but he wasn’t yet Cancellara as we know him. Hincapie had two teammates in this group of ~12. He’d lost 3-up sprint to Boonen the year before. If Hincapie was ever going to win, this was the day.
I watched this race live on Cycling.TV, legitimately, but missed this crash because Cycling.TV was—and I can only assume remains—a buggy and difficult-to-manage product. This year’s NBCSN stream will be my first live, legit viewing (fingers crossed!) since.
This was the last, twitter-free Roubaix (the service came of age in March ‘07, at SxSW). I remember being pinned to the live updates on Cyclingnews waiting for Cycling.TV to work again, reading this update and thinking it must have been a joke. Can you even imagine it? A race narrated by just a single text voice?
Hincapie also chose to ride deep-section carbon rims this year—one of the first to try them at the classics and they weren’t the point of failure. It must have inspired others, as there were a lot of broken rims over the next several seasons. Carbon’s gotten much better, but despite the obituaries, box sections still refuse to die. I know which I’d chose, if for no other reason than I lack a car full of replacements.
Hincapie comes amazingly close to riding this out to a slower, softer fall (presumably onto his side) in that field. Only the loose-swinging handle bars catching in the spokes of his front wheel prevent him from making the Save of All Saves.

cyclocosm:

You might question whether the Hincapie fall is worthy of a second-angle gif, but I’d say yes. This was an important crash; a Big Deal for several reasons:

  • Trek never would have let this happen to Lance. They’d have custom-engineered a spaceship fork for him, one that you could railgun off the moon without breaking. Slapping on some commuter OEM and calling it a day was a microcosm for how sponsors treated him vs. the rest of the sport.
  • Cancellara eventually won this edition, but he wasn’t yet Cancellara as we know him. Hincapie had two teammates in this group of ~12. He’d lost 3-up sprint to Boonen the year before. If Hincapie was ever going to win, this was the day.
  • I watched this race live on Cycling.TV, legitimately, but missed this crash because Cycling.TV was—and I can only assume remains—a buggy and difficult-to-manage product. This year’s NBCSN stream will be my first live, legit viewing (fingers crossed!) since.
  • This was the last, twitter-free Roubaix (the service came of age in March ‘07, at SxSW). I remember being pinned to the live updates on Cyclingnews waiting for Cycling.TV to work again, reading this update and thinking it must have been a joke. Can you even imagine it? A race narrated by just a single text voice?
  • Hincapie also chose to ride deep-section carbon rims this year—one of the first to try them at the classics and they weren’t the point of failure. It must have inspired others, as there were a lot of broken rims over the next several seasons. Carbon’s gotten much better, but despite the obituaries, box sections still refuse to die. I know which I’d chose, if for no other reason than I lack a car full of replacements.
  • Hincapie comes amazingly close to riding this out to a slower, softer fall (presumably onto his side) in that field. Only the loose-swinging handle bars catching in the spokes of his front wheel prevent him from making the Save of All Saves.
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hey! great blog!

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Thanks :)

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where are you from? seems like you have some pretty epic rides wherever you are.

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Hey mate from Melbourne, perfect conditions around here hills within an hour from home

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Cadel Evans flying down the other side of corkscrew, TDU2014 | Nate ★ Life GIF! 

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Cadel Evans flying down the other side of corkscrew, TDU2014 Nate ★ Life GIF! 

Holy shit balls. After racing up corkscrew like a rat up a drain pipe…this is what it takes to win. Balls.

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