In the soaking wet Paris-Roubaix of October we saw the craziest things, such as a man who was swimming dry (well, dry..) on one of the cobblestone strips. But it was still possible to cycle more or less without the need for a swimming diploma.
That was different with a small Argentine rate earlier this week. In the streets of Buenos Aires a hellish storm broke out, as a result of which the organization already shortened the course by an hour.
It would have been better if they had shortened it by a few hundred meters, because just before the sprint, about 100 meters from the finish, an intersection was completely flooded. And what do you get in combination with a runaway platoon that brakes for nothing. Right, misery…
???? Tremendous accident at the arrival of the Double Bragado Rematch, the summer cycling classic in Buenos Aires
???? Under torrential rain, several riders fell in the final sprint
???? The race was won by Agustín Martínez
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According to Sporza, three riders were taken to hospital, but the injuries were not that bad. A miracle if you watch the slow motion below again, because they seem to drive into a pit or a hole in the road or something like that.
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