Analysis of Crash at CSI - Northampton, MA

Screen captures and commentary courtesy of Chris Eager.

The rider in the black skinsuit gets a little sideways going over the curb from the pavement on to the grass.

The lead group make it through safely, but the riders at the back of the pack will not be so fortunate.

As the rider in the black skinsuit goes down, the force of the crash causes his tubular tire to roll off of the rim.

The CCB and Kenda/Seven rider try to avoid the crash and end up getting airborne.

The trajectory of the airborne riders continue.

Note the Embrocation rider starting a two wheel drift, trying to avoid the crash.

The Embro rider stays upright after sliding across the grass, as the airborne Redline sets a pick. Adam Craig meanwhile calmly makes his way around the pile on the ground.

Traffic jam starts.

The riders starting at the back of the race now make their way through the crash site.

Unfortunately, a rolled front tubular for Gavin Mannion.

Fortunately no one was seriously injured during this crash. The race continued with Jeremy Powers (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) taking the win. This weekend marks the 19th edition of the oldest UCI cyclocross race in the United States. You can read more about it over here.


  1. 8pins -- the rolled tubular from 2nd pic in Mannion's tubie, not the rider in black (Bradley) who initially went down. So I don't think it was the cause.

  2. You're right, Colin. Looking at the images again, I can see Gavin a little sideways. Thanks for the input. They don't call you the kind of analysis for nothing.