Thursday, July 06, 2006

Fast Freddie checks in

Fred Rodriguez, American rider on Davitamon-Lotto who crashed out in Stage 3, reports in post-accident on his blog with some harsh words for the race organizers:

"It happens that they had left some roadwork unfinished. There was a cut out of the road that seemed like a perfect box. Something that should not have been left uncovered, especially when the Tour knew we would be flying down this road. Robbie [McEwen] said he had no idea how he missed the hole, but he had no time to call it out. I was on his wheel and just dove straight into it without any idea it was there. [Erik] Dekker probably had enough time just to realize what was happening, but no time to react. So, there we both lay on the road with serious problems from a mistake that can only be blamed on the Tour de France organization. They need to understand that they put our lives in their hands with that mistake. "

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Fred.

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