Thursday, July 12, 2007

0 Real Tour heroes

Unfortunately, these boys have to go home from the Tour. Kudos to them for putting up a brave fight. The Tour de France is decidedly the hardest physical and mental thing one could do, so the fact that they atleast PARTICIPATED for their various teams and countries should be a matter of pride and encouragement to us all....

Stage 1: DNF Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Agritubel - broken collarbone
Stage 3: DNS Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Discovery Channel - broken thumb stage two
Stage 4: DNF Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne - broken collarbone
Stage 5: DNS Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux - broken elbow stage four

I also wonder what it is with the human collarbone, that it is so fragile. So many riders break their collar bones. Is it that at such an elite level, the bones around the shoulder are soft? Is it the way they fall during a crash?


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