11.17.2012

In short: more about Pauwels' crash

Read it all here:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/gva-trofee-gp-hasselt-2012/results
or here:
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/DMF20121117_019?fb_action_ids=4482063462795&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={%224482063462795%22%3A425117557542680}&action_type_map={%224482063462795%22%3A%22og.recommends%22}&action_ref_map=[]
In short:

1. How it happened: "Nys hopped the trunks much faster than Pauwels and overtook Pauwels. The latter appeared scared, locked up, and went over the handlebars on the second trunk. A lifted hand from Nys indicated his apologies"
2. Nys said: “I had a lot more speed. One of us went out of balance. I hesitated. I think I touched him with my elbows. I thought about waiting. It was a crash that could be avoided. It wasn’t in purpose.” 
3. Pauwels agreed. “It wasn’t in purpose. If I would’ve hopped there alone I wouldn’t have crashed though”
4. Albert admited: “I think I was the worst of the three but because Pauwels crashed I could finish second. I didn’t have a great day. The classification will be made in Baal. I’m riding for every second. I lost a lot of those today and tried to control the damages.”
5. Congrats to Albert anyway because according to his facebook he got engagged :)

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