It's incredible to me there were no hay bales anywhere on the course, and that a field of 170 riders was allowed to race. Who in their right mind can conclude 170 is an appropriate field for a one-day crit? At least on a top-level stage race, there are barriers in the last few km -- doesn't the TOC claim to be a top-level stage race? With this sort of recklessness, what more can you expect?
Sorry for being a bit upset, but I know Fabrice and while I hate seeing this sort of thing happen to anyone, I hate it a bit more in this case.