See the massive crash on Tour de France that halted the race 6



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Whether you enjoy the Tour De France or not, this crash is all anyone who has been watching it this week can talk about.

It is round three in the competition that is keeping half the Starts at 60 office up later at night than we all like and this crash on Monday France time got us all talking. Now the footage is available for all to see.

According to Yahoo News, approximately 20 riders were involved in a massive crash at Stage 3 of the Tour de France in Belgium on Monday, causing organisers to temporarily put a halt to the race.

Video shows the cyclists on a flat, straight and slightly downhill part of the road, travelling at high speeds with just under 37 miles of the stage remaining. The cyclists were making pack moves, and in doing so, one rider has clipped the wheel of a fellow cyclist who has gone down. Then it is like dominoes, with bikes and people falling down everywhere coming to complete halts from the speed of 50 mph.

Sadly, according to news reports, six riders were forced to pull out of the race.


Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. me and hubb love watching these races, but this crash was of the worst we have seen. thinking of those who were injured and had to pull out of this tour, and wishing them all a full recovery

  2. My favourite pastime in winter is watching the Tour. Love the scenery and am in awe of these guys who ride hundreds of Klms day in day out for
    3 weeks.

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