Now here’s a crazy, crazy - that actually happened? - race crash injury…
The category 3 crit had been going smoothly until the last lap, when two racers in front of Reuter crossed wheels and one went down. Reuter couldn’t avoid the mix-up and fell as well, landing on the other rider’s Cannondale.
The force from the impact drove the bike’s thru axle lever into his left leg. Reuter realized something was wrong as soon as the immediate shock wore off.
Some will recognize the injured rider’s name, Colin Reuter, a big part of BikeReg.com. Here he’s done a quick analysis video of the crash on YouTube too: