He braked too hard going coming up on the turn and locked the front wheel, and then it tucked in under him.I watched the very beginning quite a few times and for the life of me, I can't figure out why the "pink" bike went down in the first place. I mean they're approaching a turn and although I don't watch these kinds of races a lot, usually those riders kind-of throw those into a turn. Well, he was barely, and I mean BARELY getting ready to start the turn and BANG, HE'S DOWN.
I just can't seem to see the cause of the first rider going down. Maybe a blown front tire, maybe something in or on the track, hmmmmmm.
Exactly, he grabbed rather than squeezed, didn't give the bike time to transfer the weight forward and load the front tire, thereby increasing the front contact patch.He braked too hard going coming up on the turn and locked the front wheel, and then it tucked in under him.