Cannondale dubs "the most explosive frame that we've have ever developed" lies before us in a state that truly stands nowhere far from exploded.
This is the aftermath of Corey Colliers’ bicycle after a high-speed crash 40 miles into Stage 3 of the Tour de Georgia last week. Timmy Duggan who went down with him suffered a severe concussion, a broken scapula and clavicle and was rushed to a hospital.
The crash happened just after the peloton descended down a bluff to cross the Broad River, 65km into the stage. Up to that point the terrain had been flat like the first two days, but the peloton was crossing the bridge at speeds reaching 80km/h when Collier's wheel became wedged in the concrete surface, sending him over the handlebars. [Cycling News]
3 different pieces here, no steerer tube damage. Wheels are not shown and I wonder what state they're in.
This obviously is bound to happen after a pileup at 40+ mph and is no equipment 'misbehavior'. But one might as well bring up the question - would the end result be still this had the material been say, steel or titanium? Well, thats an interesting question. I think at these speeds, anything could break but what hangs in balance is how much. At the end of the day, nothing matters more than the fact that you can live to tell the tale.