It has NOT been the most comfortable Tour de France this year. There have been so many crashes, rain, and even a dog on the loose! And yesterday Garmin rider Christian Vande Velde went down hard. Even though he made it across the Stage 2 finish line, he is headed home this morning. Stitches and all.
I am blessed with great family and friends. They had to kick me off the bus this morning. Hoping for a safe race today for the entire race. [@christianvdv]
5 stitches and a pimpin’ Ryan Air exit row. I am smiling on the inside, really. [twitpic]
Garmin/Slipstream had a few men take a tumble and you can see photos of it all here
Heal up VDV. Let’s move on from this year.