Life can be cruel

While Froomey and Co party on the Champs-Elysees, spare a thought for Vacansoleil’s Lieuwe Westra. The poor Dutchman fell ill today and after riding an epic 3,366km had to withdraw from the race an agonising 38km from the finish of Stage 21. So, no finisher’s medal for him. You’d think perhaps ASO might give it to him anyway. Then again they didn’t show much mercy to Ted King…



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