Nasty Tour de France 2011 Crash

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in Sports

Dutch cyclist Johnny Hoogerland gets flung into barbed wire after getting hit by a car during Tour de France.
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Female 49
was moved... no longer here :(
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Male 605
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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Female 2,026
ouch
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Male 8,300
> 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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Male 794
@bomb tom
scars for life anyone
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Female 109
OOH GOTT!
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Male 2,893
I bet that felt really good.
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Male 1,678
Sue*
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Male 1,678
The affected drivers teams should so the drat out of whatever media outlet that driver was working for.
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Male 522
aftermath

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Male 5,413
Damn D:
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Male 987
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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Male 77
That driver is a f3ckwad.
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Male 4,902
nice
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Female 285
Think its time for a better solution to having parts nearby
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Male 15,510
Talking about lack of sportsmanship
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Male 11,739
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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Male 759
@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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Male 688
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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Male 1,364
@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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Male 2,790
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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Female 96
@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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Female 856
Well done Jonny; showing your mettle!
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Male 40,756
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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Male 1,803
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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Female 13
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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Male 91
the only time it is not acceptable to hit a cyclist.
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Male 1,735
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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Male 354
It`s official, watching flies F*ck is more interesting.
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Male 2,586
There ya go... flies f*cking :-)
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Male 25,416
Wow, he even swerved. Dick
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Male 2,004
"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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Male 4,004
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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Male 4,004
"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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Male 242
Looks like German plates, I smell a conspiracy
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Male 2,552
Why the hell are cars on the same track?! Stupidity.
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Male 17,511
I say that driver should be banned from ever driving in a major bicycle race again, they are a menace.
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Male 1,216
Aw man! He`s awesome for keeping on riding afterwards though. I salute thee, fellow dutch biker!
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Male 20,915
Link: Nasty Tour de France 2011 Crash [Rate Link] - Dutch cyclist Johnny Hoogerland gets flung into barbed wire after getting hit by a car during Tour de France.
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