This footage of a crash at the recent women’s race at the Red Hook Crit Milano shows the value of wearing a helmet
The video was uploaded to YouTube by Ivano Giovanolla and shows what looks like a touch of wheels between two team mates.
Whilst the first rider carries on, the second woman crashes hard, banging her helmet off the ground. She just misses the foot of a barrier and a kerb.
Although she seems somewhat dazed after the crash, the impact would have been considerably worse except for the fact that she was wearing the helmet.