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  1. eric strt6

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    There was a spectacular crash at a cycling race in Melbourne last night.

    Most of the pack in the under-18's 2,000 metre dash crashed, when one rider fell, wiping out the rest.

    Just 150 metres from the finish line, 17 year old Jamie Crass cart-wheeled out of control across the fence lining the track.

    He flew nearly ten metres, causing a domino effect in which 13 other riders fell.

    The remaining four cyclists sailed on through to the finish. Miraculously, Crass escaped serious injury.

    Twelve of the other riders suffered cuts and bruises, but all of them managed to walk away from the crash.

    The accident happened in front of a capacity crowd of 5,000 at Melbourne's Vodaphone Arena during the Melbourne Cup on Wheels event.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/12/20/2123609.htm?section=justin
     

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    that must be crazy on a fixed gear...talk about road rash
     
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