I’m a bit late with this, but if you haven’t been watching ESPN 8 (“The Ocho” for Dodgeball fans), you probably missed the huge pile-up crash a couple of days ago during the Tour de France (or, perhaps more appropriately, the Tour de Dopage, as the 1998 Tour became known as).
Ouch! It’s not easy to see, but these guys are moving pretty fast when they go down like dominos. Also, if you consider all of the sharp, pokey things that make up a bicycle, you can easily imagine how unprotected body parts might get pierced, sliced or severed. Let alone the painful effect of bare skin moving along pavement at high speed.