Tour de France 2010 injury list

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  1. fastalarms

    fastalarms New Member

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    I thought based on the carnage so far that it would be interesting to keep a record of tour retirements and injuries to date.
    Injuries and retirements

    I will start the ball rolling please cut and paste and add to or amend/correct as neccessary

    Stage 1 Adam Hansen retired fractured sternum and ribs
    Stage 2 Tyler Farar retired broken wrist
    Stage 2 fall Christian Van de Velde stitches to eye leceration
    Stage 2 retired Christian van de Velde retired broken ribs
    Stage 3 F Shleck retired broken collarbone
     
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  2. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Tyler Farrar is still in the race.
     
  3. fastalarms

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    Stage 1 Adam Hansen retired fractured sternum and ribs
    Stage 2 Tyler Farar still ridiing with wrist fracture
    Stage 2 fall Christian Van de Velde stitches to eye leceration
    Stage 2 retired Christian van de Velde retired broken ribs
    Stage 3 F Shleck retired broken collarbone
     
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    Prologue: Manuel Cordosa - retired due to fractured jaw and shoulder blade
    Stage 1: Adam Hansen retired fractured sternum and ribs
    Stage 2: Tyler Farar still ridiing with wrist fracture
    Stage 2: fall Christian Van de Velde stitches to eye leceration
    Stage 2 retired Christian van de Velde retired broken ribs

    Stage 2: Mickael Delage - retired fractured cheekbone and facial lacerations
    Stage 3: F Shleck retired broken collarbone

    Stage 3: David leLay retired due to fractured collarbone

     
  5. genedan

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    Amets Txurruka is now out with a broken collarbone.
     
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    Prologue: Manuel Cordosa - retired due to fractured jaw and shoulder blade
    Stage 1: Adam Hansen retired fractured sternum and ribs
    Stage 2: Tyler Farar still ridiing with wrist fracture
    Stage 2: fall Christian Van de Velde stitches to eye laceration
    Stage 2 retired Christian van de Velde retired broken ribs

    Stage 2: Mickael Delage - retired fractured cheekbone and facial lacerations
    Stage 3: F Shleck retired broken collarbone

    Stage 3: David leLay retired due to fractured collarbone
    Stage 4 Amets Txurruka retired broken collarbone
     
  7. steve

    steve Administrator
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    This is an awesome thread, though its probably good its not being added to.
     
  8. Eldrack

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    Lost 16 riders from this years TdF so far. Most of them seem to have been from various broken bones! Is this years route much more dangerous than previous years or something? Wouldn't be surprised to see a whole load more drop out during the Pyrenees.
     
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    There are more broken bones in 2010, than in all of the 5 years Indurain won.
     
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    The season is over, so there no more matches for England walking wounded to prove their worth to Fabio Capello. Now, fingers crossed that there will be more damaged metatarsal or hamstrings twisted.
     
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    Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”,
    after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.
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    mohai
     
  12. leealden06

    leealden06 New Member

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    This year the Tour of France had some nasty crashes caused several riders to abandon the race. Pass Stockeu was a traitor to the second stage with a heavy rain. The third phase is paved roads was expected to get problems.After two years of a harsh and humiliating struggle against the disease, Laurent Fignon died at age 50 from cancer of the digestive tract.
     
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    Shocking enough for a diehard fan like me, I witnessed some of the critical injuries on during this great marathon especially when Adam Hansen broke his ribs. It was really painful for him that he left the game on the spot. I read more details on the sports archives of http://blogs.bettor.com/sitemap while surfing on the net. There s a comprehensive detail of how and when these events of injuries occurred.
     
  14. mr.headbutt

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    I believe that there has been an increase in falling and injury on all levels of both racing and recreational riding. The primary cause of this is what is known as "risk compensation",
     
  15. genedan

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    Do you have any stats to back this up? This year at the Tour there were 22 teams instead of 20, increasing the field count by 10% which in my opinion was a bad idea since the Tour has already been historically dangerous (this was the largest field since the late 80's which had ~ 200 contestants each).
     
    http://www.edgarsnyder.com/bicycle/accident-statistics.html
     
    Statistics show that there was a 21% increase in the number of cycling injuries from 2007 to 2008, which seems quite startling. Then again, cycling is increasing in popularity, so that might account for part of the increase. Fatalities seem to have remained stable at around 700-800 per year, however.
     
    I'm not sure if I agree about risk compensation...bicycles are a lot more expensive these days, as well as a lot less fixable (as opposed to steel frames), so the overall financial risk should have increased since the 90's. Also, there's probably not a big moral hazard effect in cycling given that the only thing protecting riders is a helmet (kind of like seatbelts).
     
    Then again, there could be moral hazard on the side of the drivers, as car technology seems to be increasingly incorporating computer technology, such as lane stabilization, power steering, anti-lock brakes, automatic transmission, rear view cameras, GPS systems, and other safety gadgets that might make drivers think they're safer than they really are.
     
    Edit - Cell Phones!!!! This is one thing I forgot to mention. I don't have anything to back this up, so it's just a guess. But before the early 2000's they weren't so common...now they're everywhere. This might account for an increase in danger.
     
  16. mr.headbutt

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    No stats, just what I have seen since cycling in 1975. I do think there were less crashes during the Indurain, Riis, Pantani, Lemond, Ullrich TdFs. The racing is quite different now. There was never the massive crashes in the sprints like there is now. Even on the local club level, guys are getting hurt a lot.
     
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    This could be because roads were more open 10-20 years ago? for example less round-a-bouts.
     
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