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Date: 07/11/11 12:54 PM

39 Responses to Nasty Tour de France 2011 Crash

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 11, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    Link: Nasty Tour de France 2011 Crash - Dutch cyclist Johnny Hoogerland gets flung into barbed wire after getting hit by a car during Tour de France.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    July 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    Aw man! He`s awesome for keeping on riding afterwards though. I salute thee, fellow dutch biker!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    July 11, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    I say that driver should be banned from ever driving in a major bicycle race again, they are a menace.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    July 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm
    Why the hell are cars on the same track?! Stupidity.
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    GEoDLeto Male 30-39
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    July 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    Looks like German plates, I smell a conspiracy
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    July 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    "Why the hell are cars on the same track?! Stupidity."


    The cars are the athlete`s trainers and most importantly, SPONSORS!
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    July 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    What I`m wondering is, who cares about the Tour De France?

    Seriously, bicycles... come on... It`s like watching flies f*ck.
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    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    July 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    "Seriously, bicycles... come on... It`s like watching flies f*ck."

    actually i`d find the flies more interesting than this
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    Wow, he even swerved. Dick
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    July 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    There ya go... flies f*cking :-)
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    I-See-U Male 18-29
    354 posts
    July 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    It`s official, watching flies F*ck is more interesting.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    July 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    I give the guy credit for getting right back into it. The offending driver and his team should be disqualified for that. Something should happen but I doubt it will.

    Taking a wild guess, since there`s no bikes, maybe it was a press car, I don`t follow any sport so I have not the slightest clue.
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    Nintenutts Male 13-17
    91 posts
    July 11, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    the only time it is not acceptable to hit a cyclist.
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    grimm-mii Female 13-17
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    July 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    you can see right as the car swerves, he`s trying to avoid hitting that tree right on the side of the path. if he just slammed on the breaks everyone behind him would have smashed into him. yeah, it`s still a dick move, but i think it was just instinct and an accident.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    July 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    Another question - why the hell is the tour going down such a poxy crap country road? Who the hell set the routing for this year, because there`s been several incidents now...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    July 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    At first I didn`t see the tree: but yes he`s avoiding plowing into a tree. If he DID hit the tree it would be a chain reaction of death behind him!
    That Hoogerland guy has "balls of steel" for getting back up & continuing! Bravo!
    It would be interesting to hear what they were saying:
    "Sorry dude! There was a tree on the road!"
    "I am SO going to kick your *ss!"
    "No really, a tree!"
    lolz!
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    July 11, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    Well done Jonny; showing your mettle!
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    BloodyCanker Female 18-29
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    July 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    @GEoDLeto "Looks like German plates, I smell a conspiracy"

    Actually, the car that caused it was the French television car. The plates just look kinda similar.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    July 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    why are car`s allowed on the track in the first place? you could very easily block off the entire path (1:00)
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    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
    1364 posts
    July 11, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    @cyborg they need it for all kind of stuff. every team has its own car with the coaches in it. they give times, tactic advice, supplies, sparee parts etc etc etc.
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    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    July 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    I was watching this when it happened. They slowed it down a bit in this cut of it, if you watch it at full speed it looks a lot worse!
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    July 11, 2011 at 7:52 pm
    @cyborg,

    Those aren`t people going to work, they are the cyclists team. Spare parts/bikes, supplies, etc.

    Kind of just a crappy situation there. Not really any one persons fault. The car had to swerve to avoid the tree. If it had hit the tree it would have been a much worse accident with way more bikes involved.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    July 11, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    I hope Johnny gave that driver a good piece of his mind, and maybe his bike, when the stage was over. That was sheer stupidity on the part of the driver. This is why I`m glad I ride for fun, not competitively.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 11, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    Talking about lack of sportsmanship
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    NATattack Female 18-29
    285 posts
    July 11, 2011 at 10:31 pm
    Think its time for a better solution to having parts nearby
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    July 11, 2011 at 11:01 pm
    nice
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    dub47 Male 18-29
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    July 11, 2011 at 11:21 pm
    That driver is a f3ckwad.
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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    July 11, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    It wasn`t a team car. It wasn`t bad-sportsmanship.

    It was a news media car. It was some reporter and cameraman following to get a good shot and had to dodge a tree on the road-side.

    There is no excuse for having non-participants (media) on the road during the race.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    July 12, 2011 at 1:59 am
    Damn D:
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    bomb_tom Male 18-29
    522 posts
    July 12, 2011 at 4:18 am
    aftermath

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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2011 at 5:17 am
    The affected drivers teams should so the drat out of whatever media outlet that driver was working for.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2011 at 5:19 am
    Sue*
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    July 12, 2011 at 7:56 am
    I bet that felt really good.
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    vooper Female 13-17
    109 posts
    July 12, 2011 at 9:03 am
    OOH GOTT!
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    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
    794 posts
    July 12, 2011 at 10:35 am
    @bomb tom
    scars for life anyone
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    July 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    > cyborg
    > you could very easily block off the entire path (1:00)

    I call BS on your comment. Its not humanly possible to watch an entire minute of the Tour de Farce.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 8:01 am
    ouch
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    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 4:33 am
    In case anyone doesn`t know, that guy landed on a BARBED WIRE fence. Something like 30 stitches in his leg...
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    Laubwald Female 18-29
    49 posts
    July 18, 2011 at 6:55 am
    was moved... no longer here :(

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