TV Car Hits Riders in TdF Stage 9!!

GRRRRR A French television car crashed into Juan Antonio Flecha who then hit Johnny Hoogerland who crashed OVER a barbed wire fence. There were only 35km left on the ride and they were hauling in the FRONT group of five. Luis Leon Sanchez took the stage.

Hoogerland went to a hospital and was expected to receive 30 stitches on his left thigh; it’s unsure if Flecha will ride the next stage (will know in a few more hours).

After the stage was complete, both riders were awarded a prize given to the day’s most combative riders.

GORY PICTURES of the aftermath!

Just goes to show you that no cyclist is safe from automobiles. 🙁

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