The riders in the Tour De France are a bit different ...
|Johnny Hoogerland tangles with a barb-wire fence and loses|
Team Vacansoleil rider Johnny Hoogerland was not only forced off the road by a French TV car yesterday in Stage 9 of this years Tour, but somersaulted into and over a barbed-wire fence, resulting in the injuries you see above.
|Hoogerland in the wires|
It's been a brutal Tour so far, numerous accidents and injuries, several top riders out of the Tour, including Britain's Bradley Wiggins with a broken collar bone.
This is routine for the hard men of the Tour. They expect it, and they are not dissappointed.
This is the reason pro-cyclists have their legs shaved - nothing to do with aerodynamics, just that it's easier to apply and remove the multiple bandages they need every season.
Football players, hang your heads in shame.
|Sky's Bradley Wiggins|