Thursday, July 07, 2005
Mengin's escape & fall
AFTER THE FALL. In this AP Photo by Pierre Lablatiniere, Christophe Mengin receives medical attention after crashing in the final turn on wet pavement in the final kilometer of today's stage. Mengin survived a breakaway that lasted over 150 kilometers; he didn't survive the last km or last turn. A valiant effort by Mengin. He's a candidate, along with David Zabriskie, for my TdF "Guts" Awards, to be awarded to 10 riders on July 24th.