Le Tour de Finished

Australia's Cadel Evans lifts his bike in front of the Arc de Triomphe on the famous Champs-Elysees after his historic Tour de France win Source: AFP

So, wait, Lance didn’t win the tour this year? Frick, I’d have lost the farm in Vegas on that one. Congrats to the Aussie, Cadel Evans, that pulled out the win. This may come as a shock to our LobShots readers, but I’m not a cycling fan. However, I have cycled once, yes, once, before… and I have a deep, deep respect for what these guys do and what they put their bodies through. Grueling doesn’t even begin to describe it. Now that you’ve seen the winner. Here are a couple of the losers from the 2011 Tour de France.

Radioshack rider Janez Brajkovic suffered a gashed head and concussion after taking a tumble at high-speed on stage five of the Tour - Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Dutch cyclist Juan Manuel Garate shaved off a few layers of skin - Photograph: Koen Van Weel/EPA

Somebody tell this dude there's an alien living in his calf. Billy Madison wouldn't even swipe at that leg. - Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

And without further ado, the crash of the Tour… a French TV vehicle caused a crash when it dodged a tree and took out a pack of riders. Video here. This dude suffered the consequences. Uh, WARNING: pictures are graphic and disgusting.

Johnny Hoogerland, meet barbed wire fence. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Spain's Juan Antonio Flecha ate it too. Might have to fix a flat tire on you bike though. - Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

My ass hurts just looking at that photo. Photograph: Reuters

If I saw this dude, Johnny Hoogerland, after the race and you said to me… barbed wire fence or mountain lion? Again, I’m betting the farm on a mountain lion. That’s two farms I’ve lost today. Oh, and yes, that’s Johnny’s grundle in that first pic of him. Cheers.


Pulled those pictures from the Guardian UK

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