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“There’s only a couple of times we go out to cycling. One of them is if there is a terrible crash, another one is if there is a guy in his underwear running with a pig next to a bicycle during the Tour de France.”

Such is the truth about the coverage of cycling by non-cycling media much of the time.

It is not Tour time, but there was a big crash in the Elite Men’s race at U.S. Cyclocross Nationals, and it recently made its way onto one of ESPN’s talking-heads shows called Highly Questionable with host Dan Le Batard and guests Pablo Torres and Israel Gutierrez.

Gage Hecht and Kerry Werner get caught in the course tape on lap two at the 2019 Cyclocross Nationals. Photographer Mike Albright captured the sequence. © Mike Albright

Gage Hecht and Kerry Werner get caught in the course tape on lap two at the 2019 Cyclocross Nationals. Photographer Mike Albright captured the sequence. © Mike Albright

Cyclocross folks certainly had a lot to say about the crash, and in the video below, you can hear what the non-cycling hosts have to say as well.