You simply aren't racing cross if you don't crash hard once in a while.
My man Steve, who is a great guy and a stone cold hammer on a single speed Bianchi, had a *great* race at Nittany Lion 'Cross, right up until the finish, where he broke a crank or de-chained, and stacked it, missing the win by a nose. Here's the photo sequence - it's an *epic* crash:
Cross gives us many embarassing and humiliating moments. Rest assured Steve, knowing that, I'm marveling at your crash here, not laughing at you. I know better than to laugh; the Green Ripper visits me once in a while too, and I wouldn't want to tempt him by laughing at your misfortune.