They say it is one of the hardest athletic events out there. Three weeks of torturing your body everyday, just to get up and do it again the next day. Just imagine if you were injured. Unfortunately that’s just what has happened to the favorite, Alexandre Vinokourov. He crashed in the first week and struggled through the alps. Then yesterday he came back with an amazing time trial and jumped up 14 places. Everyone thought he was back. Today, he looked like he was still in a lot of pain and lost 29 minutes to the leader of the tour. Will he continue??
Check out this article from NYTimes about the tour.