Tour de Carnage
Published 12/07/2011 | 05:00
While Juan Antonia Flecha and Johnny Hoogerland remarkably managed to finish Sunday's Stage 9 despite being sideswiped by a television car, six others members of the peloton were forced to abandon on the most dangerous day of this year's Tour de France.
Stage 9's victims
•Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana): Broken femur
•David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervelo): Broken wrist
•Frederik Willems (Omega Pharma-Lotto): Broken collarbone
•Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto): Collapsed lung, three broken ribs and broken shoulder blade
•Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel-Euskadi): Broken collarbone
•Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank): Arm and hip injuries from Stage 5.