TDF Stage 1 – Mayhem

4 Jul

There were more crashes today at the Tour de France than at a Nascar race.

Riders are always twitchy in the first week of the Tour, everyone is a little nervous/excited and first-time Tour riders are even more so.  The Tour has a lot of rookies in it this year, but I’m not so sure they caused the crashes.  It’s always hard to tell, but the one at the last right bend appeared to be caused by Cavendish.  There were four riders that went down, the video shows three of them, the fourth (Cavendish?) was able to get back on his bike and ride away.

Today’s crashes though took first week jitters to a whole new level.  Check it out:

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