Visiting the Doctor TDF19-5
The Tour de France, or any other bike race, is a high risk endeavour. Today, it was the team leader of Astana, Jakob Fulgsang, who went down hard. His teammates dropped back to pace him back to the peloton, and back into the race for the eventual final Maillot Jaune in Paris. As they neared the back of peloton, he stopped off at the race doctor to get a little cleaning and medical evaluation. A final decision will be made about his injuries after the stage, but it looks more bloody than it is serious. Crashing in races is what led me to stop racing many years ago. Now, I just ride for the pleasure of the pedaling.