WORLD CHAMPS: FRONTSIDE BAR FLIP


One of the more impressive moves I’ve seen on the track this year — especially since the rider gets back up to finish out the race. This comes just a few minutes after the Russian team had their own little mishap. Please take note of the Belgian rider’s hand position before he goes down.

This is why I’m always yelling at my riders: “TOPS OR DROPS!” Your steering is just not as stable with your hands resting on the bar like that and if you get bumped, you’re more likely to crash. There are no brake hoods on these bikes so nothing to stop your hands from sliding forward and losing the bar like this guy. Keep those mittens in the drops or on the top of the bar (the straight part on either side of the stem).

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