Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday Video - Amazing Finish to a Bicycle Race

With a 30 second lead, Iljo Keisse crashes 1 kilometer from the finish line
This is a clip of Belgian cyclist Iljo Keisse in the 2012 Tour of Turkey. It has to be every pro cyclist's nightmare. The breakaway has succeeded, and one kilometer from the finish line he has an insurmountable lead of 30 seconds. Suddenly, disaster strikes - He goes down rounding a corner. Keisse quickly gets up and back on the bike. Then he realizes his chain is off. He quickly puts it back on and starts riding. Unfortunately, his lead has shrunk dramatically. Can he hold off the charging competition? You'll have to watch the video to find out.

Note: The announcers are supposed to stay neutral, but in this case they just couldn't help themselves.

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