I was so amazed by Armstrong’s behaviour. Clear thinking, pure concentration, total awareness and he managed to find a way out of the sudden situation. Bravo!
As for the major crash, it must be an unpleasant experience for the athletes. But I think what eases it is the fact that they are all* in it. So you can look upon your opponents and feel relieved it is not just you. That gives an opportunity to blame the circumstances and locate the cause of fail outside. I don’t think there will be a lot self-confidence damage to treat afterwards. However I am not really into cycling as a professional sport, so I could be wrong. It is a ‘do not take for granted’ opinion of mine 🙂
*referring to everybody that crashed