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Red Hook 2013 Crash

Having the Red Hook Crit in the Navy Yard was a great idea from Alex on Vimeo.

I haven’t gotten the full word back from Red Hook this year, but preliminary reports noted a lot of pretty gnarly crashes, as evidenced by this video. A local (Indy local) racer who was vying for the podium was forced to start from the near back of the pack and pick his way up into the teens due to a really bad wreck during his qualifying round. I’ll reserve speculation on course design or any other external factor contributing to the crashes as the speed and density of these crits may lend to the inherent risk of dangerous wrecks. This one in particular looks like it could have been much worse than it already was. Let’s hope no one was seriously hurt.

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3 Comments

  1. sarahelizabethJune 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    so the awesome dude flying over the barrier in the yellow helmet and maroon and black kit. my great pal josh d. and co worker at the bike shop…i hate seeing that:/ he is ok though but this is his 2nd red hook and i think he would have finished real well. dammit so far i have heard no serious injuries.

  2. BrandonJune 11, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Joshua Hartman, a really talented young track and road cyclist from NYC who rides for Major Taylor Development Team, crashed out really badly and is currently in the ICU. Sad news for sure. By all accounts, he is a really great dude and will certainly be missed on the track up here while he recovers.

  3. snake_dangerJune 11, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Alford could’ve made some serious moves if it wasn’t for the crash. That dude’s a straight BEAST.

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