Best cross-country crashes of 2012 – World Cup XC racers get a wobble on!

Next time a cross-country rider breezes past you on a climb, spare a thought for the poor guy – not only does he think Lycra and shaved legs look cool, but his skinny tyres, sky-high seapost, cramped cockpit and barely-there riding kit mean there could be a world of pain awaiting on the next downhill!

At World Cup level, the riders are actually pretty good bike-handlers – but you wouldn’t know it from this video! From a classic SPD stall to full-on faceplants, here’s Red Bull’s pick of the best cross-country crashes of 2012.

Source: Awesome Videos 2012 #17: Top 5 XCO crashes from Red Bull