Minutes after a crash near the finish of today's Tour of Turkey final stage, we posted a link to this YouTube video showing the final kilometers of the stage. (The crash, involving Theo Bos (Rabobank) and Daryl Impey (Barloworld) takes place 03:40 into the video.)
The image above is a still from a higher quality video clip at laola1.tv. (free registration)
According to cyclingnews, "Impey remained on the ground for 20 minutes before getting back on his bike to cross the finish line. He was taken to the hospital in Alanya where the doctors reported a fracture of the third disc of his lumbar vertebra, a micro-fracture of his neck, facial trauma, a few broken teeth and a deep cut in his lips."
Bos denies intent with regard to Impey's crashing. UCI commissaires watched the video and agreed, taking no action against Bos. And yet one thing is sure: In the middle of a high speed sprint finish, Bos grabbed hold of Impey's jersey, a dangerous action, and caused the crash. Do you agree with the UCI commissaires?