Friday, July 09, 2010

Cycling is tougher than rugby [TDF CRASH PHOTOS]

SHOOT: Saddest of all is poor Frank Schleck who was a favorite to win this one.
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After just four stages and one prologue, this year's edition of the Tour de France has turned into a crash fest. A sampling of photos of the world's most famous bike race.

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American cyclist Christian VandeVelde, 34, of team Garmin-Transitions is viewed after a crash along stage 2 in Spa, Belgium. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Garmin-Transitions' Tyler Farrar of the U.S sits on the road after a crash in the second stage from Brussels to Spa. (Bogdan Cristel/REUTERS)

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Jens Voigt of Germany, sits next to his injured teammate Frank Schleck of Luxembourg, after he crashed on a cobblestone section during the third stage.(Fred Mons/AP Photo)

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BMC rider Mathias Frank of Switzerland cycles after his fall during the 8.9km prologue in Rotterdam. (Eric Gaillard/REUTERS)

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Luxembourg's Frank Schleck rides after crashing in the 201 km and second stage between Brussels and Spa. (Joel Saget/AFP Photo)

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Radioshack's Lance Armstrong cycles on a cobblestone road during the third stage
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