Great race tonight, but sadly an on-form Harwood – who had taken two hot spots already -got taken out by getting hooked in the final sprint. Prior to that finishing sprint wreck, another wreck happened with bars catching a rear rack. Please folks, no racks in races. If you wear one, stay in the back. Silly and unsafe, plain and simple.
In the end Crawfy ended up with 2nd place on the night as the team pieced together the remnants of a late race break and some charging sprinters coming around the wreck.
A get well to Harwood, who got his bell rung pretty good in his crash.
UPDATE: Poor ol’ Harwood is out some bucks as his helmet, front wheel, and brand new kit are all trashed. However, after some follow up X-Rays on the ribs and shoulder, he’s got the all clear. No breaks, no fractures, no nothing. And while when he rapped his head pretty hard, sadly nothing was put back into the right place, so he’s still the same ol’ Harwood. Can’t win ‘em all.
Thank for you for the classy comments ye Portland Velo and Sunset Cycles sortsand others, awful sporting of you.