Crystal City Classic Pileup
The Air Force Association’s Crystal Cup is a classic case of poor planning.
The drama begins 33 seconds in, just out of view the camera, when a member of the lead pack clips the race marshal. The lead car, a white Chevy Volt, manages to avoid hitting either the downed official or rider. While spectators and officials rush over to the victim, the main peloton is now headed towards the scene at roughly 30 MPH. This group of riders either doesn’t see or blatantly ignore the officials trying to direct them around the accident, and one, Pro Tim Rugg actually attempts to bunny hop the downed course marshal.
According to his race report, the course marshal is fine and he walked away with some bad road rash.