With a windy day for Stage 3, the back of the pelton saw more than it’s fair share of crack-ups.
Laurie Blouin (CAN) took a hard crash during heat 1 at the midway point of her run. Blouin received a score of 25 for the run and finished the day 21st overall.
Overall points leader Taylor Phinney (BMC), along with several other riders, took a hard crash early on into the race with about 70kms left to go. Phinney was able to get up afterwards and ride away safely.
(Reuters) – Alberto Contador showed he was prepared to risk everything to win the Tour de France on Tuesday, crashing on the final descent as he tried to attack overall leader Chris Froome. Team Sky rider Froome, who was on Contador’s wheel, had to move round the Spaniard and briefly went off the road himself […]
Benat Intxausti of Spain wears the pink jersey of the overall leader as he sprays sparkling wine on the podium after completing the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Marina San Salvo to Pescara, Friday, May 10, 2013. Australian rider Adam Hansen won the hilly and rainy seventh stage […]
It’s the end of the season and Pavel Kharitonov (RUS), Stephanie Magiros (AUS), Kim-Rune Hansen (NOR) and Nikita Avtaneev (RUS) end it with some brusies, here’s hoping they are all better for next year.
Going into his 2nd run, Tyler Nicholson (CAN) was determined to beat his first round score of 18.50. Nicholson ran into trouble as he lost control on a jump causing him to land hard on his side.
Niklas Mattsson (SWE) took a hard crash in his 1st run, slamming his helmet against the snow. Mattsson was able to ride away but still looked a bit shaken up as he did not compete in run 2. .
Andreas Wank (GER) probably wishes the World Cup ended one day sooner, as he wipes out hard, taking one of his skis to his groin and walking away gingerly.
Racing bib number 66, Robin Holub (CZE) took a hard crash is his first run. Holub would finish the competition 13th overall.
From wipe-outs to crashes and collisons, even some poor guy going over the fence, snowboardcross proves to be a rough sport.
Anja Tepes (SLO) took a hard fall after landing awkwardly in her 2nd run. Tepes would finish the competition in 29th place.
Racing in the quarterfinals Marco Tomasi (ITA) crashed on the first hill out of the gate after losing his balance.
Both Benjamin Raich (AUT) and Cyprien Richard (FRA) lost their footing in the last Giant Slalom race of the season; luckily both are ok.
Nikola Sudova (CZE) crashed going into her second jump of the Ladies Mogul Final 1. Sudova appeared to hit the ground hard on her face but was able to walk away uninjured.
Before they cancelled the race and few skiers hit the slopes and unfortunately Klaus Kroell (AUT) crashed into the netting, fracturing his left humerus.
Racing in the Men’s’ qauterfinal Tomas Kraus (CZE) lost control on a jump and was sent to the ground hard. Kraus was later taken to a hospital. The heat winner John Teller (USA) took 3rd overall at the championships.
One the skaters from the Netherlands team took a hard crash into the wall after skating too close to another skater. Luckily, he was able to walk away unassisted.
Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) went down in the Women’s final heat of the 500m. Wang Meng (CHN) went on to win the race.
In the second run of the Giant Slalom, a gate slaps Fritz Dopfer’s (GER) googles off his face, blinding him. As he tries to fix it, wham!, right into the netting.
American Jessica Smith went down at the finish line of the Women’s 1500m Semifinal. Smith looked like she lost her balance and took a hard fall face first.
Valerie Maltais (CAN) went down in the final heat after it looked like she might of been tripped from behind. Maltais finished 5th in the heat after Zhou Yang was penalized.
They got into the finals, but then they kissed snow on their landing. Luckily they all walked away ok.
16 year old Aaron Blunck looked like he was putting together a wining run until he lost his balance after his final trick and hit the ground hard. Blunck would finish 6th in the competition.
Marie Martinod (FRA) crashed in her 2nd run after hitting the top of the halfpipe and loosing a ski. Martinod was able to walk away under her own power and finished 5th overall.
In his first run Spencer Shaw (USA) wipes out hard, but he manages to get back up and finish in 10th place.
The lone European in the final, Queralt Castellet (ESP) hits the roof hard in her second run and has to sit out on her third run.
American rookie Jared Goldberg crashes out into the netting in a strange position that gives the crowd a laugh.
Alice McKennis (USA) continues to have an up and down season; Saturday it was down as she wiped out hard and had to be airlifted away.
Lotte Smiseth Sejersted (NOR) makes a small mistake and then wipes out finishing the fast ride on her hip, with a wounded wing.
Nordic Combined athlete Tino Edelmann (GER) wipes out on his landing, hurting his score, but luckily not himself.
With the podium in her sights, the newly crowned Super Combined champ spins out in her slalom run.
It was a tough day on the hill for Davide Simoncelli (ITA), Thomas Fanara (FRA), and Hannes Reichelt (AUT) who all wipe out.
In the first final heat Christopher Lambert under rotated a backflip and took a hard crash landing hard on his face. Lambert was able to walk away unassisted.
Sabrina Weilharter (GER) went down in the quarter finals of the Women’s 3rd heat. The crash happened right at the finish and Weilharter had to be carried away.
Russian skier Alexandr Smyshlyaev took a hard fall on the 2nd jump of the final heat. Although he was in a lot of pain, he was fortunately able to ski off on his own.
Thomas Fanara (FRA) was putting together a pretty good run that would have landed him in 2nd but lost control going into a gate, causing him to go down and ski out.
The 27 year old Dominique Gisin (SUI) crashed into the netting when she lost control midway though the course. The course gave skiers trouble early, as 2 other skies also crashed before Gisin’s run.
32 year Marco Sullivan (USA) crashed midway through the course, causing him to slide hit into the netting. Sullivan was able to get u after the crash and ski away.
Freestyle Skicross isn’t always a pretty race, and these guys and dolls can attest to.
In run one, Olena Shkhumova (UKR) and Viera Gburova (SLO) both lost control of their sleds and crashed out; fortunately neither were injured.
Jeremy Cota (USA) loses control right before the first jump and goes down, but he still manages to give the crowd a fantastic show.
Marika Pertakhiya (RUS) is the first one down – unfortunately, she hits the hill hard, leaving quite a shiner.
Nao Kodaira (JPN) crashes out on day two of the women’s 1000m, luckily she skates away.
The German powerhouse Jenny Wolf losing her footing in the Women’s 1000m and slams into the wall hard, though luckily she skates away.
Daiki Ito (JPN) has a scary moment as he loses he footing on the ramp and heads down face first. Luckily he stops in time, but he was unable to complete his final jump, after sitting in second.
Seppe Smits (BEL) took a hard fall in his 2nd run after being one of the leaders in the events. As the weather conditions picked up, It was easy for anyone to make a mistake.
With the finish line in sight, Rok Perko (SLO) wipes out hard, but manages to walk away.
Askel Lund Svindal (NOR) can’t control the dropping turn and smashes into the netting. He did manage to ski away.
Dylan Ferguson (USA) took a hard crash onto his back after he over-rotated on his landing. He was looking to make it into the final four, but he fell to 12th place.
Ekaterina Kostramina and brakewoman Anna Pahmutova (RUS) crashed their RUS 3 sled after clipping the edge of the wall going into a turn.
Although the graphic says Kaufmann (SUI), it is actually bid No. 37 Larisa Yurkiw (CAN) who has a bad crash.
Tommy Ford (USA) takes a trip into the netting, crashing out in the first run of the giant slalom.
Marie Marchand-Arvier (FRA) loses her footing and takes a painful crash, but luckily she escaped unhurt.
Lukas Hlava (CZE) can’t keep his footing on the landing and down he goes.
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