Sunday, July 10, 2011


Are there harder men than cyclists?

And this dude (Johnny Hoogerland) not only got on his bike and rode the 24 miles (presumably with a new pair of shorts) left to the finish, he's going to be back on tomorrow to race another 100+ miles. Well, not really tomorrow, as Monday is a rest day, but he'll be back on again Tuesday, and if Monday wasn't a rest day he'd be riding.

Behold, a hard man.

Here's a video (in Flemish) showing what caused the wreck. Someone lost their job today.

But it wasn't all bad for Johnny. Due to his work earlier in the stage, he finished the race with a lead in the climbing competition.

Nice work, man.


Christine Frandsen said...

I literally gasped when that car swerved. His wounds are nasty. Cyclist are tough.

KanyonKris said...

When I compare what NBA players make to pro cyclist and then consider the training required, discomfort, and risk of injury and death - pro cyclists are woefully underpaid.