Crashes are indeed spectacular at the Tour de France. The ability to overcome fear of another crash & get again back on it depends from individual to individual. A cyclist who is full of anger, determined to do something & is about to complete a race, crashes; it would be difficult for him to come back again. It is because he / she might have engraved the whole scene of the crash in his / her memory & this would get re-winded every time in his / her head when she would start cycling. This would be the case if he / she would be attached to that defeat or the crash to a lot extent.
But, the cyclist who comes after the crash would re – stable himself only then when he / she gains some self – confidence. Self – confidence is a major factor which influences an athlete from one another.