July 11, 2011 Leave a comment
I saw this yesterday as I while visiting my folks: The car swerved to avoid a tree and took out two contestants:
From Canada’s National Post…
Spaniard Juan Antonio Flecha crashed to the ground while Dutchman Johnny Hoogerland went flying into a barbed-wire fence.
“He was lying in the barbed wire, completely in it, in the barbs, his pants were completely off, he was completely naked,” said Michale Cornelisse, the sports director of Hoogerland’s Vacansoleil team after rescuing his rider from a ditch.
“I just saw him flying through the air. He has deep cuts in his legs, he was going at 60 kph, it was unbelievable.”
Flecha was treated on his bike for an injured elbow while Hoogerland, with his legs bloodied, crossed the line 17 minutes after the stage winner…
Not cool. But I must say, I take my hat off to Johnny Hoogerland, who carried on despite the pain. What guts and determination!