VIDEO: Cyclist's view of today's high-speed bicycle race crash

VIDEO: Cyclist's view of today's high-speed bicycle race crash

There was a dramatic finish-line crash in Australia's Tour Down Under Stage 4 this morning - and this is what it looks like from the racer's point of view.

The crash happened just before the end of the 144km stage at the town of Mount Barker - just 150m or so ahead of the finish.

As two riders touched, a massive, high-speed pile-up ensued. To give you an idea of the speed involved, last year's stage four winner had and average speed of 40.5 kph.

That crash was captured by racer Jérémy Roy, who miraculously managed to avoid the crush - in his own words - "don't ask me how I did it."

Here's what it looked like from the spectator's view.

Ooof.

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