Treacherous Tar Causes Another Downhill Crash

Treacherous Tar Causes Another Crash In Wet U23 Road Race At 2022 UCI Road World Championships

Sep 23, 2022

A patch of tar on the rainy descent of Mount Pleasant caused Jacob Madsen of Denmark to crash on the opening lap of the men's U23 road race in Wollongong.

Pre-race favorites Joshua Tarling and Max Van Der Meulen crashed in a nearly identical part of the course at the start of the junior men's road race earlier in the day. While the footage of the junior's crash is less conclusive, it appears that there are some treacherously slippery patches of road on the Wollongong city circuit.