Being an athlete is tough business. It requires an individual to work hard and, just as important, rest hard. We all know that feeling when we feel totally depleted and exhausted of energy and strength due to a long or even a short tough workout. It hurts so good!
Crashes, both big and small, are not confined to the pro peloton. Nor do they solely occur to the lower ranks in amateur racing. They are a real danger and if you ride and race often enough, the odds will catch up with you and the inevitable crash will occur.